The front expecting to hit the state Saturday night has the chance for some precipitation into Sunday, New Year's Eve. Precipitation will be light, but will, due to the cold weather, stick. The precipitation may include light snow. Breezy winds will come in Sunday afternoon, which is expected to eliminate any accumulation.

The National Weather Service North Little Rock office is projecting a very cold weekend heading into New Year’s Day on Monday.

The front expecting to hit the state Saturday night has the chance for some precipitation into Sunday, New Year’s Eve. Precipitation will be light, but will, due to the cold weather, stick. The precipitation may include light snow. Breezy winds will come in Sunday afternoon, which is expected to eliminate any accumulation.

The precipitation carrying front will form a band over the west and south of the state, its forward edge predicted, in Friday morning’s forecast, to run from Harrison, south to just slightly east of Little Rock, then begin an eastern swing covering the south, its edge to roughly Stuttgart.

Cold, bitter cold, will be a big part of the weekend weather, with single digit temps and wind childs in the 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Travelers are reminded to consider the importance of an emergency vehicle kit. Motorists can check idrivearkansas.com for updates.