It may be hard to believe a snow storm is heading our way after a warm weekend in the 60's. A cold front to the north will move through tonight and then the cold air is staying around for a while. Tonight lows will be in the mid to upper 20's.
Monday will be much cooler with highs only in the upper 30's to near 40. Christmas Eve night will be cold but dry. Then the winter storm moves in on Christmas Day. There is a Winter Storm Watch for these counties from Tuesday 3pm to Wednesday 6am.
The storm will pull out of Texas and move across Arkansas on Tuesday. The heavy snow will set up just to the north of the low pressure.
The snow will start Christmas afternoon. The heaviest snow will be south of I-44. Most of it will be only snow but some mix early on is possible to the southeast.