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Snow expected Sunday, cold spike Tuesday

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Snow is expected Sunday due to a coming strong cold front, according to the National Weather Service.

"It looks like Sunday quite a few of us will be seeing some snow," NWS meteorologist Jeff Schild said. "Southwest North Dakota looks to see, at this point, possibly see around 2 to 4 inches of snowfall with this by the time we reach late Sunday night."

Temperatures are expected to drop into teen and single digits later in the week.

"Some cold air will push into the area, and for southwest North Dakota Sunday and Monday should still be in the 20s (for high temperatures)," Schild said, "but another surge of cold air comes in, and by Tuesday there will be many locations of southwest North Dakota where highs will be in single digits, with low temperatures around 5 to 10 below."

The second part of the week will bring a gradual warming trend, with temperatures returning to the high 30s, Schild told The Dickinson Press.

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Recent weather activity has been normal for December, Schild said, though temperatures have been higher than usual.

"We have had temperatures above average," he said. "Saturday (Dec. 7) looks to be quite a pleasant day with many locations in the 40s in southwestern North Dakota. And your average high for Dickinson is right around 30. It's been quite pleasant."

Travelers should consider road conditions following Sunday's snowfall and dress for the cold temperatures.

The National Weather Service does not see any indications at this time that there will be any sharp changes in weather and temperatures in the coming weeks.

"It's just wintertime," Schild said. "It'll be cold with chances of snow now and then."

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