It will cloud up on Friday, which will be raw and damp and with rain beginning sometime late in the day or night. There will be days ahead that are in the 50s to near 60, and others that stay below freezing. Past year we had just enough to qualify.
The National Weather Service's website isn't willing to be so bold. "If we don't have a white Christmas the potential is there during the week", he added. As in most cases, we can not see definitively where a single storm may strike, so be alert.
According to Paddy Power, Dundee is more likely than Glasgow to see snow on the day with 9/4 odds on Scotland's biggest city experiencing wintry conditions. And after some morning sprinkles passed through and clouds finally broke for some sunshine, temperatures took off this afternoon and shot up well into the 50s. The first is, it is warmer in the afternoon for Christmas eve and it now doesn't show any precipitation in the area.
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For Christmas Eve, NWS foresees a 40 percent chance of showers, with a high near 45. For Virginia, that means highs in the 30s and lows in the teens.
"This cold snap is expected to last through after Christmas, pretty much through the rest of December", Keclik said. Granted these areas have a lot more snow on the ground than Boston, but still, this will be a significant blow to the existing snow-pack in the entire region.
The Rocky Mountains will also get a good burst of snow Saturday all the way down into the plains, including places like Denver.
So, based on what this model has, we would have a chance at a light coating.
Whatever happens, the day after Christmas will have an appropriate chill in the air.
AccuWeather forecasts disruptive travel for the holiday period December 21-26 from the Rockies to the northeast. Tíminn newspaper wrote the following about Christmas Day, 1920: "The most handsome Christmas weather of all Christmas days, mild frost, still, and full moon, and the weather has not been so lovely on Christmas in many years".
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