A month out of the official start of the winter season, Faulkner County got a small preview of wintry weather.
Freezing precipitation began in Conway Sunday evening, and residents awoke to icicles and ice on vehicles, but little to no accumulation on roadways.
Through Monday, temperatures predicted to top out at freezing rose to 34 degrees before nightfall, when lows were predicted to dip back down to 31.
Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson said Monday afternoon county road personnel reported no known icy patches giving motorists trouble.
"We’ll be watching it all night long. A degree or two either way makes a huge difference in the impact of winter weather," Dodson said. "We dodged a major bullet. A couple of degrees cooler and this could be a different matter."
Chances of precipitation were going to dwindle through the night Monday, and any icy conditions should quickly diminish Tuesday.
Patchy fog is predicted by the National Weather Service before 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Conditions will be partly sunny with a high near 44 degrees until a drop-off Tuesday evening when temperatures are predicted to go as low as 23 degrees.
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