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Stormy Weekend Ahead: Snow Likely Christmas Day

January 21 2018, 12:30 | Irvin Gilbert

Snow Christmas Eve could make for slippery travel conditions in Northeast Ohio: Christmas weather update

Friday morning commute could be slick

The video above addresses the different views of a white Christmas, and what we will have in MI.

The same storm is also projected to spread snow into parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and western NY at night on Christmas Eve.

Visit our Complete Guide to Winter 2017/18for tips on how to to survive it, and much more.

Winter officially begins at 11:28 am Thursday!

It's a cold setup through next week with additional light snow chances. "Model guidance continues to suggest a solid 1-2" of rain for most of Eastern Kentucky.

After sunset, it should become cold enough for snow to mix with the rain and eventually take over as the primary precipitation type.

The storms are likely to come together fast enough to bring a heavy snowfall for much of central and northwestern New England and northeastern NY state on Christmas Day. A developing low pressure center will track out of Texas towards the Great Lakes, bringing abundant Gulf moisture and a slug of milder air. This is all ahead of the next system, which will bring plenty of rain to the mountains. But significant uncertainty still exists in the forecast, and there are a couple of scenarios for how this storm might play out. What we do know? In the evening, there will be a 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Most of CNY could pick up a dusting to an inch or two before the rain changes to snow. We'll have more on that tomorrow. Travel problems are likely.

We'll see clearing into Tuesday as the storm exits and arctic cold pushes into the region.

Yorkers might wake up to snow on Christmas after a light snowfall the night before.

Confidence is still low whether this will happen or not.

Overnight Sunday into Christmas morning, our next storm moves through, dropping snow for many, though a rain/snow line may set up in southeast MA.

There will be some rain on Monday evening with temperatures at night going down to as low as 3 degrees Celsius. High temperatures will range from the mid 20s to low 30s.



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