White Christmas possible in northern RI

Possible snow amounts

STV weather presenter Sean Batty said: "It is looking likely that higher areas of central, southern and eastern Scotland will see some snow falling by the end of Christmas Day".

There is a 50 percent chance of snow showers Thursday night and Friday with a low of 22 and high of 35.

In 2016, Shimla experienced snowfall on Christmas, nearly after a gap of nearly 24 years. Highs will only be in the teens in most areas.

A winter weather advisory was in effect from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. Sunday for Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, while winter storm warnings were declared for Lake and other northern in counties - also from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. Prior to it, in 1991, Shimla experienced 49 cms of snow on Christmas Eve. Slow down and use caution while driving. A coating to an inch of snow is expected in New York City and parts of western Long Island.

"At this time, there are no big single storms we are watching", according to NWS, "just an active period with a lot of little systems causing snows around 2 inches".

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A winter weather advisory is in effect to 7 p.m. Monday for Steuben County.

Despite forecasts of a balmy festive season there were still a surge in last minute bets from hopeful punters for snow on Christmas Day.

A total of 1 to 3 inches of accumulation is expected between now and when the advisory runs out at 6 a.m. on Monday.

So far this winter, snowfall in the Rochester area has been more or less on par with years past.

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