Chances good for a white Christmas

Mild Now Much Colder by Christmas

A couple of rounds of snow are expected Wednesday afternoon and night.

At present, only elevation snows can be found in the area, although snow is more widespread in northern and northwestern parts of the state.

The last time it snowed on Christmas in New York City was in 2009. Snow is expected to continue into Wisconsin. "Either of those two systems could put snow into the area". Matched with cool, near-saturated air and clear skies today, we've got the recipe for the soup after 9pm tonight.

"Wednesday will be the final warm day before a chance of snow and cold temperatures throughout the region Thursday", the weather service says. I would think that most folks like the idea of waking up Christmas morning to a white blanket of mood-setting snow. Even if it's farther east, the GFS also has some weaker disturbances aloft that could bring light snow to our area.

One or two waves of soaking rain will slide over the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic between Friday and Monday, with some threat of ice or snow where that moisture mixes with cold air coming in from the northwest. A stronger cold front will approach from the west by the weekend, with warm southerly winds in advance of it responsible for delivering our next surge of milder air. "South of I-40, rainfall amounts between 1" and 2" will be common. So definitely have a place for the pets ready to go and cover the tender vegetation. Weather models varied on whether the cold snap would be short-lived or extend into the last week of the year.

With the city getting almost 17 inches of snow every December, Anchorage, Alaska, is likely to have a White Christmas. Both models eventually show very cold air coming to most of the US over the next week to ten days.

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Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-40s, the weather service said. They often paint appealing and flashy fantasies of what could happen; very much like the winter storm on Christmas across Texas, Houston included. Below is a snapshot of the American model on Christmas Eve.

The RAC said that it was the "worst possible time for stormy conditions", with thousands making their home way for Christmas. Those who may let an indoor pet roam will want to make sure those cats or dogs are inside. This should lead to a weekend with temperatures more reflective of the season.

While the odds on any part of the United Kingdom having a White Christmas are at the 5-4 mark and rising, there is some regional variation.

A wind change late Wednesday will first bring rain at around 11 p.m.

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