Light snow to end Christmas Eve

  • Light snow to end Christmas Eve

Light snow to end Christmas Eve

A flurry or two.

A low-pressure system off the coast of New England will help draw strong, westerly winds over the Garden State through Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Highs will struggle to get above 10° during the day and will plunge well below zero at night.

Scotland will wake up to cloudy skies on Christmas Day with heavy rain expected across parts of the country. If you have to travel, be extremely cautious! This light event will be all rain south of 195, and mostly rain after a few early flakes along the Route 1 corridor. Expect sunshine and clouds with temperatures in the 30s to near 40. While it will certainly be cooler than Saturday, the genuinely cold air won't arrive until Christmas Day. The high temperature Saturday will be in the mid-20s, and the low tonight will be in the mid-teens. I can't guarantee the same as we head into Christmas-proper on Monday. It won't be a major or disruptive storm, at least not for us as it will still be in its infancy and organizing stages as it passes overhead later tonight. Highs today should reach the upper 30s.

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

The snow Monday likely brings a plowable storm to much of the area with even Boston seeing accumulating snow.

There are actually three low-pressure centers to track; one moving to Ontario, another to western NY, and a new one forming east of New Jersey. A second storm will quickly develop off shore and swipe us with a period of snow and possibly snow and rain along the shore for Christmas Eve after midnight through Christmas Morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in the Puget Sound region. Temperatures will be well below freezing in the mid 20s. The snow dragged New York City to a halt that year. An Arctic cold front had blasted cold air to the area, making it the ideal environment for a snowstorm.