White Christmas possible in northern RI


Snow will begin falling in the Cortland area Sunday evening, increasing the likelihood for a white Christmas on Monday morning.

High temperatures will reach only the single digits or teens below zero on Christmas with wind chills reaching 35 below zero in some areas.

Saturday night, look for patchy blowing snow under mostly cloudy skies that will gradually become clear.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for northern New Jersey, Rockland, Westchester, Orange and Putnam counties until 1 p.m. Monday. There's a 60 percent chance of precipitation, with new snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Slow down and use caution while driving.

A light snow of around an inch or less fell in Wyandotte County overnight.

Periods of heavy snow and strong winds will make travel very hard to almost impossible at times from Christmas morning into Tuesday.

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Snow: Met Office issued warning (file pic). The heavy snow will fall in relatively narrow bands.

The National Weather Service urges drivers to be prepared for reduced visibility at times.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY due to expire at 10 am for Cleveland.

On Christmas Day, snow is likely, and the day will be cloudy and cold, with a high near 6 and east northeast wind around 9 miles per hour.

Last year, a few of those inches - 3, in fact - rested on the grounds of the region as families made the annual trek to family gatherings and unwrapped presents throughout the morning.