Highs will be seasonal with chilly overnight lows especially Friday night.
Cold temperatures will great you outside on this Christmas morning with mostly cloudy skies. Some light accumulation from Lake effect snow will add to it early this afternoon. The northwoods (northwest of Park Falls) have the best chance of seeing mainly snow, which could lead to high snowfall totals.
Temperatures will be right around freezing when the snow arrives, which means it won't take much warming for the snow to melt. After sunset is when we can expect more showers along with a thunderstorm or two.
"The temperature will be just at the point where we can get snow vs. rain", Albrecht told The Bellingham Herald in an interview.
People living in or traveling through the south-central Rockies, northern Plains and Upper Midwest should prepare for potential delays during post-Christmas travel. Light rain mixing with snow at times could create some slick spots on the roadways. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Basically, an ideal Christmas Eve weather picture for travelers in the area and across the region!
In upstate NY on the shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario, there was lake effect snow in the forecast prompting a winter weather advisory that was expected to stay in place until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Tonight, a powerful storm system will begin to plow toward Kansas from the southern Rockies with rain showers expected across parts of our state by daybreak Wednesday. Thursday will bring the most widespread rain to the area.