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Another winter storm on the way

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Last week's winter weather was replaced by a very nice weekend as many areas saw temperatures soar into the 60s Sunday afternoon. A cold front moved through the area last night so today will be much colder than this past weekend but not a cold as we saw last week. Another arctic front is heading towards East Texas late Tuesday into Wednesday morning followed by a disturbance in the upper atmosphere. It is the combination of these two events that will bring another round of wintry weather to East Texas.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the majority of East Texas beginning Late Tuesday Night and continuing through Wednesday afternoon. A Winter Storm Watch means There is a potential for significant Snow...Sleet...or Ice accumulations that may impact travel. At this time, it appears 2"-4" of snow will fall over the central portions of ETX, including the Tyler/Longview and Jacksonville areas with a 4"-6" accumulation along I-30. Please stay tuned.

In our southern counties including the Lufkin and Nacogdoches areas, rain looks to be the primary precipitation form until late in the afternoon. During the late afternoon hours temperatures will drop below freezing allowing for rain to mix with sleet and freezing rain. Before the precipitation ends there could be a few flurries but little or no snow accumulation is expected at this time.

Again this forecast will likely change between now and Wednesday so please continue to stay tuned for the latest developments. A winter storm watch has been issued for our northwestern counties and more watches, advisories, or warnings could be issued tomorrow.

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