Arkansas Senate recessing early due to weather

Posted: February 20, 2013 at 2:57 p.m.

— The Arkansas Senate is taking Thursday and Friday off as a winter storm is moving into the state.

The Senate on Wednesday voted to recess until Monday to give lawmakers time to return home before the worst of the weather hits.

The Senate traditionally does not meet on Fridays for most of the legislative session.

A House spokeswoman said the chamber planned to meet for the rest of the week.