Christmas week in Upstate NY: 'Significant' snow could disrupt travel

Tranquil start to week, then 2 storm systems deliver big changes just before Christmas

Canada made the top 10 as well, coming in as number eight with a 44 percent chance of a White Christmas.

Santa delivers a kitty from the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society with snow on the ground on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2010. "Frigid weather arrives for the week between Christmas and New Year's with meandering bands of Lake Effect snow squalls making for hard to risky travel at times around the Great Lakes".

"But with the active weather that's coming in, I think there is a very, very good chance that you guys will have a white Christmas this year in the Niagara peninsula - nearly guaranteed".

"What we can say is we can't rule it out at this point", National Weather Service meteorologist Ted Ryan said to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

While I am confident there won't be snow prior to Christmas, it's also looking more like the days after the holiday will turn quite cold.

What exactly do we mean by "White Christmas"? "So, it could actually snow on Christmas Day (like it did back in 2002, 3.3"), but if there wasn't an inch or more on the ground when the daily snow depth report was taken, it doesn't count. We have nothing different for today, tomorrow and even Friday.

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Light snow is possible Tuesday morning.

With this front, there will be rain from New Orleans to NY.

Whatever happens, the day after Christmas will have an appropriate chill in the air. However, other projections have rain as the more likely outcome, with warmer air in place.

Although we are not getting any rain or snow, the roads are sloppy from melting snow and may be slick and slow in spots. Conditions later Sunday and Monday will be cooler but the question right now is how much cooler.

"The chances of a white Christmas are more likely in northern and western areas". Last year, temperatures peaked at 50 degrees on Christmas Day, and Christmas 2016 came one degree shy of a tie for record warmth, reaching 71 degrees. Barring a near miracle, it appears as though Boston will have its 8th straight brown Christmas.

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