Expect a wet, windy and yes, even white Christmas week, as the powerful storm system makes its way across the country through Friday.
There is a possibility of icy winds and strong gusts in the plains and upper Midwest including Minneapolis on Wednesday. Heavy rain is expected across the Midwest, while intense thunderstorms are likely along the Gulf Coast, including New Orleans.
Snow and wind are expected in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley on Christmas Eve, while rain and strong winds will spread to the East Coast. In southern Virginia and parts of East Carolina, severe thunderstorms may be capable of devastating winds and isolated tornadoes.
On Christmas, the risk of wind rain and flooding will remain for the Northeast and parts of New England, especially in the morning.
More than 100 million people are under warning or surveillance of some kind of winter storm.
A heavy rain of 1-3 inches over deep snowfall can cause flooding concerns throughout the Northeast and New England.
Snowfall totals will be separated by 3-6 inches from the upper Midwest to the Ohio Valley and 12 inches near the downwind of the Great Lakes.
Winds at speeds of 50–65 mph on the east coast on Thursday and Friday could result in tree and significant power shortages.
Meteorologists suggest that all Christmas decorations can be blown away, which are brought in and also recommended that people in areas where severe weather is possible drain the equipment and rain before the arrival of rain and wind. Open the storm drains.
Washington, DC, is under a flood flood watch starting Thursday afternoon and rain that has been running since late Thursday night could cause 1-3 inches of rain.
New York and Boston are both under high wind clocks as 60 mph speeds are expected. Timing of strong winds will be on Thursday evening to Friday morning.
While Christmas will not mean much-of-festive weather in America on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, it will produce a white Christmas in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley. Strong winds can also mean a tailwind favorable to Santa Claus, which may help them to make gifts.
In some places, the temperature will fall by 20-30 degrees, followed by a gust of cold air. Cold Blast will make its way to South Florida. Miami is forecast to experience its coldest Christmas in 21 years, with Christmas day highs expected in the 60s. Other cities, including Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina, where highs will be in the 30s and 40s, will see their coldest Christmas days since 2004.
Although the storm is moving east, parts of the West Coast are still forecast to have a dangerous holiday season. The red flag warning is in effect for 19 million people as Santa Ana winds with a top speed of 60 mph are forecast for a significant fire risk on Wednesday and Thursday. This threat could cause electricity companies to be pre-cut to power for safety reasons, causing thousands of Californians to drown in darkness just before Christmas.