Christmas forecast looking quite interesting, let's take a peek

Snow in Liverpool back in 2009

As cold air settles in...a few bursts of snow could be in play for Sunday (Christmas Eve) and followed by even colder air for Christmas Day!

After a mild, sunny day on Tuesday with a little breeze, the high temperature through Friday will hover at or just below freezing, the NWS reports. Meanwhile, a cold front will approach New England from the west, arriving late in the day.

Snow is more likely Wednesday, which is expected to see a high of 36 degrees before plunging into the single digits overnight.

Early models indicate we could see 2 to 5 inches of snow on Thursday, and another 4 to 8 inches on Saturday. At the time of writing this, Christmas day is still a week away. Still several days out but the hope of some white stuff falling just in time for Santa is still in play! Uncertainty is still high, so we can still easily be sitting around in short sleeves and shorts on Christmas Day. Overall, this looks like the driest day for travel, but not the warmest.

AccuWeather predicts rain possible Christmas Eve night, with a high of 49 and low of 22.

The lack of rain and snow across the region can be largely attributed to a dry arctic airmass that settled in to the region during the second week of the month.

Long range outlooks continue to point to better chances of receiving above average precipitation as well which could allow the area to make up some ground on our lack of snowfall early in the season.

Snow may break out in parts of the Tennessee Valley and Ohio Valley, but the details are vague for now.

Although the name has been selected, the Met Office will not yet put "Storm Dylan" into use until "medium weather impact" from rain, wind or snow is forecast.

The cold air should also kick much of the moisture offshore, but snow chances can't be ruled out yet. Stay updated with the latest forecast here. Both models eventually show very cold air coming to most of the US over the next week to ten days.

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