LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forecasters in Arkansas say it will remain bitterly cold for the rest of the weekend and into Monday, but temperatures should start to rebound into the 40s and 50s by the middle of the week.


The National Weather Service says colder air settled over the state Sunday, and high temperatures were expected only in the 20s in the north and 30s elsewhere.


Monday will see morning lows in the teen to single digits and evening lows in the 20s.


A blast of arctic air from Canada caused temperatures to plunge by more than 40 degrees across Arkansas on Saturday. Precipitation from storms caused roads and bridges to ice over as temperatures fell.


Forecasters expect temperatures to gradually rise into the 40s and 50s by the middle of the week.