Dusting of snow possible in DFW on Christmas Day

Posted Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012  comments  Print Reprints

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Santa is expected to bring presents on Christmas Day and some snow could be trailing him to North Texas.

But it should be mostly sunny with temperatures in the lower 50s on Christmas Eve. Then the clouds start rolling in Monday evening.

Forecasters said Sunday that the area could get a trace or a dusting of snow on Christmas Day.

"Christmas could start out with some rain," said meteorologist Ted Ryan of the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth. "But an Artic front will blast through here around the noon hour and with it very cold temperatures and the chance of snow."

Chances of rain are 60 percent.

"The ground is still too warm for any of the snow to stay on the ground very long," Ryan said.

Two to four inches of snow are expected to fall near the Red River area of North Texas, and the front is expected to drop four to eight inches of snow in Oklahoma.

North Texans will have to bundle up on Christmas night. Forecasters say north winds will be about 20 mph with temperatures in the low 20s. That means North Texans could get wind chills in the single digits on Tuesday night.

It'll be cold Wednesday morning, too, with the temperatures in the 20s.

North Texans could start to get some warmer temperatures during the day Thursday.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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