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A White Christmas for parts of East Texas

By Grant Dade - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KTLV) -- A White Christmas Likely for parts of East Texas

Well, I have been hinting for the past week that there could be a few snow flurries on Christmas Eve and now it looks like some areas of East Texas could see more than just flurries.  A very strong upper level low pressure system is moving much farther south than anticipated and this will bring a chance of snow to much of East Texas.  Winter weather advisories are in effect for areas of East Texas along and north of I-20 where up to an inch of snow could accumulate.  Across our northwestern counties, from Sulphur Springs to Terrell and points north, 2 to 4 inches may accumulate.  Snow showers this afternoon will be accompanied with very gusty winds reducing visibilities at times to less than ¼ of a mile.  Travel towards the Metroplex will become very hazardous later this afternoon and is not recommended.

For areas south of I-20, a few flurries and snow showers can be expected however, very little in the way of accumulation is expected.  For some, Santa will bring a winter surprise for Christmas 2009.

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