One more mild day, before temperatures drop through Christmas

Drizzle in today's forecast, black ice possible tonight

When should you leave to avoid it?

Travel conditions should improve on Saturday.

Drizzle looks possible this evening as clouds hang around through the overnight hours. "Sunday afternoon should be between systems, too".

Rain showers and snow melt the first part of the day may create some isolated flood concerns.

A low pressure system tracking out of the Ohio Valley is forecast to track near or over Western New York Friday night into Saturday.

Oh, by the way, today is the winter solstice, also known as the "shortest" day of the year, meaning it's the day where we see the least amount of sunlight.

American (GFS) model shows some wet snow over the D.C. area between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. December 24 to 25. While we don't anticipate any precipitation accumulation in Boston, there is a potential for a wintry mixture of precipitation from periods of light snow to freezing rain. If you are going to the Birmingham Bowl, pack a poncho. "It takes a long time for that warm air to move through".

The first storm will move on to target areas from the upper Gulf coast to the lower Great Lakes, central and southern Appalachians and the Interstate 95 corridor of the Northeast with rain from Friday to Saturday. Rain coverage looks to be scattered (30-40%). Roads could get slippery again as the rain freezes and snow falls on top.

Met √Čireann is forecasting temperatures of between 9 and 10 degrees Celsius over Christmas Eve and into Christmas Day in Kilkenny. This is another good time to travel. Most of CNY could pick up a dusting to an inch or two before the rain changes to snow. High temperatures in the upper 40s both days, and overnight lows both nights will drop into the mid 20s.

For my Christmas weather update on Friday, however, things should start to become a little clearer as to exactly how the shot at a white Christmas will pan out.