Sizeable storm to impact holiday travel days before Christmas

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A major winter storm affects holiday travel in the days leading up to Christmas



THE WEATHER MUST COOPERATE. IF YOU TRAVEL TODAY, NOT TOO BAD. JUST SOME SNOW BUILDINGS OF BUFFALO. SNOW BUILDING IN PITTSBURGH. THE GREATEST NORTHEAST IS QUIET. DIFFERENT IN THE COUNTRY, QUIET IN THE AIRLAND STATES. CHICAGO ABOUT 24 DEGREES UNDER CLOUDY SKIES. THE ONLY PLACE I FIND A WEATHER CONDITION IS IN THE WEST. IT ALSO LOOKS AT HIGH ALTITUDE THAT TAKE SNOW FOR THE SKIERS ON IT. NO BIG STORMS TO TALK ABOUT NOW. THAT WILL CHANGE LATER THIS WEEK. LOW PRESSURE IS DUE TO THE GREAT LAKES WITH SNOWBUILDING AT THE LAKES. THAT’S ALL WE CAN FIND ON THE WEATHER MAP. CLOUDS THROUGH TIME TO TIME TODAY. WE WILL NOTICE A PERIOD OF CLOUDS IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON AND AFTERNOON. NOW IT MAKES LOVE IN BEDFORD. 29 AT THE AIRPORT IN WORCESTER, 300 FEET UP. LOWER INCREASE ARE JUST NORTH OF THE 30 DEGREE MARK. WINDS ARE LIGHT. NOT MUCH WIND CHILL TODAY. AS WE WALK THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND THE AFTERNOON, THE CLOUDS ARE COMING THROUGH. THEY HAVE TO SCOOT OUT AT SIX CLOCK TONIGHT. THE SKY IS MOSTLY CLEAR. TONIGHT THE WIND IS GOING TO GET UP AGAIN FOR THE OVERNIGHT. GET OUT FOR EVENING PLANS, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, TAKE A WALK THROUGH BOSTON OR ONE OF THE CITIES, CHECK LIGHT SHADES, IT WILL CHANGE GUST YEARS BY EVENING TIME. THAT MEANS THE WIND CHILL FACTOR WILL BECOME MORE OF A FACTOR. IN THE MORNING, AND ON THE WAY TO WORK AND SCHOOL, DRESS IN LAYERS. NOT TERRIBLE WEATHER BUT THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL COLDER. MONDAY NIGHT WE SHOULD REMAIN MOSTLY CLOUDY. FAST FORWARDING TO LATER THURSDAY WHEN THE RAIN STARTS TO COME. THERE MAY BE A PERIOD OF ICE OR SNOW VERY EARLY WHICH SHOULD QUICKLY CHANGE TERRAIN FOR MOST AREAS — TO RAIN FOR MOST AREAS. THIS WILL TRAVEL INSIDE BOSTON, UP THE HUDSON VALLEY, WHICH MEANS MORE WARM AIR FLOWING INTO THE SYSTEM AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL MOSTLY BE RAIN TO US, DRIVING RAIN THAT WILL BE FORCE FROM SOUTHEAST WIND. THE WIND IS FROM THE SOUTHEAST. QUIET UNTIL WEDNESDAY. TEMPERATURES AROUND THE AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR, WHATEVER THE AVERAGE IS, ABOUT 40 OR 42 DEGREES. THURSDAY THE CLOUDS INCREASE RAPIDLY. THE EVENING DRIVES MAY GET INTERESTING BUT TONIGHT TILL FRIDAY IMPACT IS COMING OUR WAY AGAIN. 54 DEGREES FOR THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON FRIDAY. SO

A major winter storm affects holiday travel in the days leading up to Christmas

A major storm system will bring rain or snow to Massachusetts and New England two days before Christmas and have a major impact on holiday travelers. This storm covers a large geographic area from the Canadian border to the southern United States. days leading up to Christmas, so many airports were hit here: Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, and finally Boston,” said StormTeam 5 meteorologist Michael Page. Winds will blow Sunday and Monday in Massachusetts, but otherwise things will be calm again and ideal for travel through Wednesday. The storm will make landfall in New England late Thursday evening to early Friday morning. Info: closures, delays | Weather Warnings | Interactive Radar Early indicators show the storm will mostly bring rain to southern New England with possibly some snow. But if the approaching cold front is strong enough, the region could see a lot of snow. “For those of you who want a white Christmas, (the second scenario) may be too much of a good thing,” said StormTeam 5 meteorologist AJ Burnett In addition, high winds will be a factor whether the system brings rain or snow There will be some improvements in travel conditions if the storm system leaves the morning of Christmas Eve. Related: Snowfall totals from December 16-17 storm

A major storm system will bring either rain or snow to Massachusetts and New England two days before Christmas and have a major impact on vacationers.

This storm covers a large geographic area from the Canadian border to the southern United States.

“Bad news in the days leading up to Christmas, so many airports have been hit here: Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia, New York and finally Boston,” said StormTeam 5 meteorologist Michael Page.

There will be a breeze in Massachusetts on Sunday and Monday, but otherwise it will be calm and ideal for traveling through Wednesday.

The storm will make landfall in New England late Thursday evening to early Friday morning.

Info: closures, delays | Weather Alerts | Interactive radar

Early indicators show the storm will bring mostly rain to southern New England with some snow possible. But if the approaching cold front is strong enough, the region could see a lot of snow.

“For those of you who want a white Christmas,[the second scenario]may be too much of a good thing,” said StormTeam 5 meteorologist AJ Burnett.

In addition, high winds will be a factor whether the system brings rain or snow.

There will be some improvements in travel conditions once the storm system clears the morning of Christmas Eve.

Related: Snowfall totals from December 16-17 storm

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