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Two Storms To Watch For A Snow Potential

by Steve Templeton

KMOV.com

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 9:42 PM

We're watching two storms that could bring us some snow, one of which arrives next week and while it could make for messy travel before Christmas, it also could provide a White Christmas.

But first, some light snow is expected Friday evening into Saturday morning.  It may start in the afternoon as a light rain shower or sprinkle before we see rain changing to snow in the evening.  The changeover looks to be between 5pm and 7pm in the metro.  From Friday evening through Saturday morning we could have around 1" of snow in St. Louis.  The 1 to 2 inch range won't be too far off to the North, so it's not out of the question we go a little bit over 1" on the snow Friday night.  Flurries and light snow showers continues Saturday and even another round Sunday, but those don't look like they'll produce much if any accumulation.

A potentially more significant storm could hit Wednesday and Thursday of next week.  Since Thursday is Christmas Eve, this could make for messy travel but also might give us our first White Christmas since 2005.  With storms this far out we tend to see the track change quite a bit, but as of Thursday I see a slight chance for sleet or freezing rain on Wednesday, changing to all snow Wednesday evening into Thursday.  Now, I've noticed the track shifting more the South in recent forecast projections, but we're still in an area that could get hit with inches of snow.  If the track continues to shift South, then we may miss most of this storm but get hit with the cold air.  At this point it's something we'll be keeping a close eye on and you can check back for updates as we get closer to Christmas.

 

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