Chance of snow expected Christmas Day

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National Weather Service forecasts are predicting a chance for snow on Christmas Day.

An arctic front is expected to bring much cooler temperatures into North Texas, with lows around 20 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in Denton County.

As of Sunday afternoon, forecasts called for a 60 percent chance of rain turning into snow mid-day Tuesday. Accumulations were estimated at 1 to 2 inches, though early forecasts were uncertain as to the amount of snow.

A 50 percent chance of rain for tonight follows a daytime high in the mid-50s, lower than the balmy mid-to-low 60s of recent days.

Tuesday’s daytime high is expected to be in the low 40s in the morning before dipping early in the afternoon. The high for Wednesday is predicted to be 31 degrees.

The area’s last white Christmas was in 2009 when an unexpectedly strong arctic front dumped several inches of snow amid high winds on Christmas Eve. Some areas recorded up to 9 inches of snow. Snow flurries also were recorded Christmas Eve in 2002.



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