The Conway area may get the first freeze of the winter this week.

There may be a bit of snow in eastern Arkansas on Tuesday, so the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for seven counties in that part of the state.

Faulkner County most likely won’t get more than a sprinkling of snow, but temperatures will be low with highs only in the 50s and lows into the 30s and 20s.

Skies will be clear until Sunday when rain is expected.

The National Weather Service says it’s time to think about the three p’s: pipes, plants and pets.

Bring plants indoors, protect outdoor pets and put away the garden hose.

"Even when reported temperatures do not reach freezing (such as the mid 30s), readings at ground level may be cold enough for frost to form," the Weather Service says.

"Frost is usually noted on clear, cold nights with little to no wind. On such nights, dew often forms on plants, with the dew becoming ice crystals or frost."

Travelers should watch out for black ice on bridges.

(Staff writer Becky Harris can be reached at and 505-1234.)