National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Warning for several northern Arkansas counties

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Parts of northern Arkansas may need to sharpen the shovel by Saturday.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for several counties. It lasts into Sunday morning. The counties include Baxter, Boone, Izard, Marion, Newton (Ark.), Searcy, Sharp and Stone (Ark.).

Heavy mixed precipitation is expected. The forecast calls for total snow accumulations of up to six inches locally. A tenth of an inch or ice is expected too. Those conditions could make travel tough.

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