Bootheel Area Braces For Winter Storm

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(Blytheville, AR) Blytheville, right on the Arkansas-Missouri state line, was figured to have the best chance of seeing some of the winter weather moving into the Mid-South.

Traffic was light Monday night and moving well, along I-55 here, even in the construction zones that stretch for miles.

The Blytheville Walmart wasn’t exactly slammed as the rain ended, and locals prepared for another expected winter blast.

Debra Sandage ran over from Half Moon to grab a few must-haves, just in case.

”Milk, Eggs, turkey, make sure I get the turkey. Just essentials, dog food, cat food.”

As she loaded the car, helped by Walmart workers, she wondered what the morning would bring.

She knows rain, snow, even ice are all possibilities, and she’s hoping for the best.

Others took the threat of winter weather in stride.

”It’s coming whether we like it or not. I'm not ready, no,” said Cindy Davis of Osceola.

She pointed out shrinking puddles, and pavement that got drier with every passing car.

Freezing temperatures over the weekend seemed to have prepared people here to an extent.

Monday’s rain gave them encouragement they might get by without any trouble.

”I'm concerned about the weather, a little bit. I don’t like driving on the ice” said Sandage.

As we all know, with the night comes the chance for plunging temperatures, and with the clouds still hanging around, the chance for snow, even ice by morning.

We’ve all got our fingers crossed to dodge the winter weather bullet.

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