Will it be a White Christmas?
The Christmas Day holiday looks pretty good, just cold. Snow accumulations of less than 1 inch and ice accumulations of less than 1/10 of an inch are forecast.
In Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, total snowfall ranged from 1 to 3 inches, the weather service said.
We will be watching potential for another coastal storm later in the week, that could come in with snow Friday or Saturday, either way, it looks like New Year's Eve should be very cold and probably dry.
The peak time for snowfall will be from 5 tonight to 5 a.m. Sunday, when the snow should have moved beyond the area. "It makes it all worthwhile".
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.
The initial band of snow will likely develop across northwest OH and move northeast along the Lake Erie shoreline into northwest Pennsylvania.
Great Falls residents can expect a white and very cold Christmas.
The steadiest rain and snow will fall either side of midnight, and should end from southwest to northeast before sunrise Christmas morning.
Whatever snow we get should stick around on the grass and wherever with a high Sunday of 22 and a high on Christmas Day of 18. A Wind Advisory will be in effect for all of the Bay State from 1pm - 7pm, for wind 20-30mph with gusts to 50mph possible.
The eastern White Mountains and North Country will get more snow late morning into the mid to late afternoon as the exiting storm takes a last swipe with a snow laden backlash.
Regardless of what the weather brings I wish you and yours the Merriest Christmas and Happy Holiday season.
Eastward-moving low pressure will pass well to our south and east Sunday, but an associated upper-air disturbance will track farther north over our area triggering the accumulating snow across the Chicago area.