LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Even though a certain Arkansas Storm Team meteorologist (me) has already taken a swim, we are not safe from old man winter. Snow, frost, and even below freezing temperatures are in the forecast for Friday and Saturday.
The large area of low pressure that brought more than a foot of snow to parts of the upper midwest will bring us a taste of winter Friday and Saturday. Arkansas will by no means see a foot of snow, but flurries and frost are in the forecast for much of the state. The best chance for a flake or two will be over Northern Arkansas Friday morning.
Forcast Track Friday 4/7/22 at 9 AM.
All of Friday is expected to feel more like December than April. Temperatures will begin in the 30s and 40s and struggle to make it out of the 50s in the afternoon.
The coldest readings will actually come Saturday morning. Friday night we will see the winds calm down and the clouds clear out. This makes the perfect conditions for very cold temperatures. The setup Saturday morning may be cold enough to challenge Little Rock’s old record of 33° set in 1985.
Forecast lows Saturday morning.
With temperatures this cold, there is the potential for frost across the entire state. A freeze is likely over Northern Arkansas. Make sure you bring in or cover up any sensitive plants you have.
Frost and freeze potential.
Believe it or not, this won’t latest frost or freeze in Little Rock. The latest temperature at or below 32° was April 19th, 1983!
If you aren’t a fan of the cold I have some good news. Sunday afternoon will feature temperatures near 80°!
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Original Post: fox16.com
I-30 Construction Seeing Lane Closures Begin Tuesday in LR and North Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Commuters will see new lane closures in Little Rock and North Little Rock that will begin Tuesday.
The Arkansas Department of Transportation says that during the Memorial Day holiday there are no short-term closures scheduled until Tuesday.
Daytime closures (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
I-30 frontage roads (single-lane closures) between 6th and 10th streets in Little Rock (6:30 a.m. start time)Broadway Street eastbound (single-lane closure) between the frontage roads in North Little Rock2nd Street westbound (single-lane closure) between Cumberland and Scott streets in Little Rock3rd Street eastbound at Rock Street (corners of intersection closed) in Little Rock
Overnight closures (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
I-30 (single- and double-lane closures) between Roosevelt Road in Little Rock and Bishop Lindsey Avenue in North Little RockI-30/I-40 ramps and lanes (single-lane closures) at the north terminal in North Little RockI-630 eastbound ramp to I-30 eastbound (full closure) in Little Rock; ramp detour signed to exit to the northbound frontage roadI-30 frontage road (single-lane closure) between 6th and 10th streets in Little RockBroadway Street (full closure) between the frontage roads in North Little Rock; detours will be signed to use Bishop Lindsey and Riverfront Drive; Thursday night, June 2 onlyBroadway Street eastbound (single-lane closure) between the frontage roads in North Little Rock
President Clinton Avenue (full closure) between Mahlon Martin and Sherman streets in Little Rock; detour signed to use 3rd StreetMahlon Martin (full closure) between President Clinton Avenue and 3rd Street in Little Rock; detours signed6th Street bridge (full closure) for reconstruction in Little Rock; detours signed to use the 9th Street bridge or 3rd Street
ARDOT also says that Double-lane closures on interstate lanes will generally be limited from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
ARDOT officials are asking that drivers use caution as they approach and drive through all work zones.
For more details on the I-30 construction project, check out the Connecting Arkansas Program online.
Original Post: fox16.com
New Study Finds Public Health Messaging Could Benefit From an ‘autonomy-supportive’ Approach
Novel research led by psychologists from Durham University, UK and Illinois Institute of Technology, U.S., along with the collaborative network of researchers around the world (under the consortium name “Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration”) have discovered that public health communication is highly effective when an “autonomy-supportive” approach is undertaken compared to controlling message approach.
Original Source: medicalxpress.com
COVID-19 in Arkansas: Active Cases Continue Slight Uptick
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Active cases due to COVID-19 in Arkansas are continuing to see a slight uptick on Friday.
The Arkansas Department of Health reported 3,763 active cases of the virus, an increase of 136 from the previous day. There were 391 new cases reported in the latest data, raising the total cases for the state during the pandemic to 842,439.
The ADH data showed patients hospitalized with the virus remained at 70. There were 3 patients on ventilators, one more than the previous day, and 13 in ICU care, up three from Thursday.
There were three additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 Friday, pushing the Arkansas total to 11,471 since the pandemic began.
In the last 24 hours, 1,607 new COVID-19 vaccine doses were given out in Arkansas. Currently, 1,595,415 Arkansans are fully vaccinated, with another 376,410 residents being partially vaccinated.
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