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Clipper Here and Gone. Next: More Arctic Air

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SUNDAY UPDATE:

The Alberta clipper system has moved through leaving icy patches and light snow accumulations this Sunday morning.  Now the attention of weather watchers is focused on more Arctic air this week.

"We see lows dipping well into the single digits by the middle of the week once again.  That's not as cold as the last Arctic outbreak two weeks ago, but that's still cold enough for us to deal with many different problems, not the least of which is just being uncomfortable," said chief meteorologist Spencer Adkins.

The StormTracker 59 meteorologists say expect the bitter cold air to linger from late Tuesday until next weekend. 

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Original Story:

Winter returns with snow and bitter cold temperatures in the coming week with only a brief break for Monday according to the Stormtracker meteorologists.


"A fast moving 'Alberta Clipper' system will bring our area snow late Saturday and that could mean some very slick roads early Sunday," said chief meteorologist Spencer Adkins.

The so-called 'Clipper' systems tend to generate in Canada and were named after the fast moving clipper sailing ships of the 19th century.

"Because these systems really haul quickly across an area, they can't put out a lot of snow but we'll easily see an inch in lower areas with some areas seeing as much as three inches of new snow by Sunday morning," said Adkins.

Drivers should continue to monitor www.wvnstv.com/weather for more forecast developments.

After a brief mild break Monday, which is the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, another round of Arctic air should plunge across the area from the north, dropping temperatures into an uncomfortable range once again.

"This is another bubble of Arctic air with some lows as cold as single digits for Tuesday and Wednesday night, but at least that's not as bad as the lows of the last outbreak when we were well below zero," says Adkins.