Winter blast slated for Tuesday

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 8:52 am
By: News 9

By News 9 Meteorologist Nick Bender

Rain. Snow. Cold. Wind. Tuesday will boast all of the previously mentioned weather conditions, as a vigorous cold front will slice across the state. Moisture will begin to slowly return to the region Sunday with rain showers developing late in the day on Monday. Cold air coming in on the heels of an upper-level storm system diving south out of Canada will provide the ingredients for light snow, or rain mixing with snow Tuesday. The best chance for accumulating snow will be across northwest Oklahoma, where 1-2 inches may be picked up by Tuesday evening.

Temperatures will rapidly plummet into the 30s behind the cold front Tuesday afternoon. Northerly winds along and behind the front howling at 20-30 mph will result in nearly constant wind chill values in the teens and 20s for the remainder of the day. Snow flurries may linger into Tuesday night.

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