The low near the New Jersey coast early Monday morning will move right over Southern New England, a track which favors rain. None of these storms will be blockbuster events, but the prolonged nature of the wintry weather on Christmas weekend makes this a more significant event than usual.
Scattered snow showers will continue through the afternoon and evening causing slick roadways, limited visibility and snow accumulations.
But a look at past blizzards in the USA reveals how people have experienced intense snowfall that halted cities and airports, buried cars and even caused 34-foot waves on coastlines. Snow and rain will begin to develop after 10PM, however. Keep an eye on the latest forecast because, much like Santa on Christmas Eve, the weather is still up in the air. Many steep hills in Seattle and surrounding areas will be closed to prevent sliding accidents. If you're a mass transit rider, the snow will mean changes to some routes. The best chance in our area will be along the I-94 and south.
Parts of southern New England may have a white Christmas and possibly hard travel conditions. But at least this year won't see a "green Christmas" like last year's.
Look for a final wave of low pressure to bring more rain and snow to the region. "Snow totals will range from a coating - 1". On the roads, motorists will have to battle light snow accumulations through Christmas Eve evening and early Christmas Day.
But, we still need one inch of snow!
In addition, the weather service issued a gale warning and small craft advisory for boaters, saying coastal waters will see waves heights of 4 to 7 feet. At this time, the bulk of the showers will move in and will all transition over to snow.
Get ready for some snow!
Strong winds are predicted in Connecticut, Rhode Island and MA on Monday.
"That is way above the average temperature for this time of year, 6C to 9C is the average for this time of year", said Mr Hall. Please do be careful Christmas morning as roads could be snow-covered or slushy.