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Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how cold we stay and when we could see some snow showers this weekend.

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Are you ready for bone-chilling cold and snow? The cold is here and we could see snow this weekend.

It's not uncommon to have outbreaks of arctic air this time of year, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

December, meteorologically speaking, is the beginning of winter and the winter solstice will also arrive in just a few weeks.

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A negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation is allowing very cold air to spill into the Miami Valley and stay through the middle of December. This means any storm systems or disturbances this week will have temperatures cold enough to support snow, Zontini said.


A piece of upper-level energy will enter the Miami Valley Saturday and bring the chance for snow showers. The timing looks to impact the morning and afternoon hours.

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said there isn't much moisture so accumulations will be light — likely less than an inch.

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Looking at the past, the Dayton International Airport usually sees the first measurable snow — a tenth of an inch or more — at the end of November. This year we got a little snow around that time.

The first inch of snow at the airport is usually around December 7.

Since temperatures will stay so cold over the week, the chance this weekend for some slick spots on the roads will be something to watch for late Saturday afternoon and evening.

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