Showers are back by Christmas Weekend

Drizzle in today's forecast, black ice possible tonight

Overnight, cloud cover increases. This is all ahead of the next system, which will bring plenty of rain to the mountains.

More low pressure creeps past the United Kingdom on Wednesday allowing the Arctic flow to develop with wintry showers possible anywhere. No rain is expected for this evening.

Generally cloudy and misty with patches of light rain and drizzle.

The end of the week into the holiday weekend is looking at least somewhat unsettled as milder air tries to move back into central NY. Temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 50s with a south to southeast wind under 8 miles per hour.

This round of snowfall develops late Thursday and continues into Friday morning.

"January averages 3.4" of snow in Greensboro while February averages 2.4". This system alone could produce some flooding issues, which is what we will be watching for. Ice accumulation potential will be highest away from the coast where cold surface air will hold on longer while the immediate coast will see a warmer rain.

The lows will carry wet and windy spells and possibly lure bitter Polar air towards the north of the country increasing the risk of some wintry showers in the north and for higher ground in southern parts. Further south a wintry mix of ice/snow pellets, and/or light freezing rain/drizzle, or snow showers are possible. We could get about an inch within a few hours.

Congress stumbles again on CHIP funding
Meanwhile, several states, including Pennsylvania, are on the verge of running out of funding for this vital program. That means states like OR which have had to put in their own money to keep the program running would be made whole.

The forecast gets a little tricky as we go into Christmas Eve night and early Christmas Day.

Right now, that chance of snow could lead to some slippery conditions Sunday night as temperatures drop to near freezing, not just for Northeast Ohio, but portions of the Midwest and New England as well.

We'll see clearing into Tuesday as the storm exits and arctic cold pushes into the region. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

However, snow and sleet are likely to mix in toward the end of the storm from near Allentown and Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Trenton, New Jersey; New York City; Hartford, Connecticut; Providence, Rhode Island; and Boston late Sunday night to Christmas morning. However, we are going to wait to discuss those!

Philips said December won't end like it began.

For now, let's stop here!

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