I'm sitting in the Storm Center this afternoon watching the power outages increase. The storm is unfolding close to how we thought it would unfold, but we are not warming fast enough. Many locations are STILL at 32 or below and the icing continues. The worst icing is still in the places we thought it would be and despite what kids across Region 8 were thinking, we knew most of the precip would fall during the daytime hours.
The only surprise so far (from our initial thoughts) has been how hard it has become to warm above freezing in Jonesboro and Paragould. As I type this at 2PM, we are right at 32. This is not good as freezing rain continues to fall. We're still expected to warm between now and tonight and we should change to plain ole rain soon.