Over the past weekend, residents in the southwestern Arkansas region saw near 70 degree temperatures, rain and tornado warnings after seeing ice, snow and temperatures near 7 degrees the week before.

Over the past weekend, residents in the southwestern Arkansas region saw near 70 degree temperatures, rain and tornado warnings after seeing ice, snow and temperatures near 7 degrees the week before.
Prescott and Nevada County were not isolated from the weather extremes as schools closed a week ago Tuesday and much of Nevada County was was blanketed in four-inches of snow.
Snow flurries reportedly started falling in Prescott at approximately 9:10 Monday evening and continued throughout the night, and by 9:15, it was publicly announced that Prescott School was closing Tuesday (January 16).  School was also closed Wednesday, January 17.
Frozen ice patches on the road, especially more rural areas, had concerned many as scores of schools and businesses throughout the region started closing, and events were getting cancelled.
The two days off in the Prescott School District did see an outbreak of kids enjoying the rare snowfall, and an influx of snowman sightings and snow angels.

The local forecast for Wednesday (January 24) calls for mostly Sunny skies with highs around 59 degrees and overnight lows around 33; on Thursday (January 25), the forecast calls for continued Sunny skies with highs around 61 and lows around36, and Friday (January 26), look for Cloudy skies with a possible chance of rain with highs around 54, and lows near 50.