White Christmas potential: Winter weather advisory is set

White Christmas potential: Winter weather advisory is set

Freezing rain changes over to plain rain by the afternoon as temperatures climb into the mid to upper 30s. Within the Snowbelt, expect 4 to 6 inches of snow with isolated higher totals across higher terrain.

The "Great Christmas Eve Snow Storm" of 2004 blanketed southeast Texas ranging from one to 13 inches across the region. As is normally the case, snow chances tonight will increase the farther north you travel, and that's where the slickest travel is likely to be as well. Snow begins to arrive late Christmas eve, continuing into Christmas Day.

An accumulating snow will spread from west to east across the Chicago area Sunday, gradually ending from the west later this Sunday afternoon/early evening.

A mix of rain and snow becoming all snow giving 1-3 inches for most, a coating to 1 inch south.

During the day on Christmas eve, there will be a lull in the action with dry conditions before more wintry weather returns at night.

We have wind advisory is in effect for gusts past 50 miles an hour possible on Cape Cod.

For now, it appears that the low pressure in NY will have enough strength to draw warmer air into much of southern New England for more rain than snow from Boston to Providence to New Haven to Cape Cod. Wind chills stay in the upper teens and very low 20s. The backside of the system could bring a quick 1-3 inches of snowfall due to some convection.

Northern Westchester and Rockland counties in NY and parts of northwest New Jersey, including Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties are also likely to get snow. But at least this year won't see a "green Christmas" like last year's. So late tonight night through early Sunday morning allow extra time to get your destination until temps rise above freezing by midday with some sunshine and temps above freezing.

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