Here we go again

In good news for people who love bad news category is the weather forecast for today and the rest of the week.

Early Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service office in North Little Rock revised and updated its forecast for central Arkansas and the results were less than promising and, in fact, ice, ice baby.

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Pulaski County is in a Winter Storm Warning for today and Thursday with a forecast that comes with a quarter to half an inch of ice.

The Weather Service office said it "will be a significant winter storm" and the impact on central Arkansas remains to be seen but reports were already coming of freezing rain in western Arkansas along the Ouachita Mountains.

The forecast said sleet is expected first with it "gradually becoming freezing rain" this afternoon here while the northwest corner of the state, along with the river valley will get snow and possibly as much as two inches.

After the storm

After every winter storm, there's concerns about what to do with what was left behind.

Maumelle Mayor Caleb Norris said the city has a plan for that.

"Typically after a big storm," Norris said previously. The city "has a policy where we will pick up things we wouldn't normally pick up."

An example might be a big limb that came down because of snow and ice earlier this month.

"So we may not pick up big branches without a special pickup that charges," Norris said. "That's not the case after a storm. We will pick those things up complimentary, you just have to call public works and schedule it."

The number for public works is 501-851-2512.