Freezing rain, snow risk for Great Lakes into Northeast


Friday Night: Chance of rain before 3 am followed by a chance of rain/snow between early am, then a chance of snow after 5 am, cloudy - low around 32 with northwest wind 5 to 7 miles per hour and a chance of precipitation - 40%.

- Cold enough for snow Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but will it? And while the weather is looking like it will clear up Sunday with some sun and a high near 42 degrees, more snow is likely Christmas Eve and into Christmas morning.

Sunday (Christmas Eve): Roads could be slippery in the morning as the snow moves through, but it should taper off by afternoon. This may put down some light accumulations, especially across central and eastern Kentucky. Overnight, cloud cover increases.

The second storm of concern will bring accumulating snow to the central Rockies, including the Denver area on Saturday, before turning eastward Saturday night and Sunday.

Genesee, Monroe, Orleans, Niagara and northern Erie counties are expecting widespread precipitation along a warm frontal boundary as it pushes across the region. Staying cloudy, misty with patchy rain clearing eastwards overnight. "Throughout the day, road conditions will deteriorate as 4-7" of snow falls in central and southern Vermont/New Hampshire, and 2-4" across northern NY and northern Vermont.

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. Then a clipper system rotates through the state for Thursday night and Friday, bringing potential for several inches of snow.

Today - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Another bout of snow is possible for Christmas Day, and could be heavy at times, as well as windy.

TUESDAY: Sunny and slightly warmer, with highs in the low 50s.

Christmas Day will see mostly sunny skies, with a high near 37. Mostly cloudy, with a low about 21.