Yorkers may wake up to snow Christmas morning

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Saturday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low about 24. Temperatures will top out in the upper 70s, before the front arrives and cools us down.

Christmas Day will see mostly sunny skies, with a high near 37.

Widespread snowfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches across lower elevations in this region through Friday evening is expected with amounts of over 6 inches possible in higher elevations in the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Green and White mountains.

If your flying out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport - which handled more than 1 million passengers in December a year ago - try to give yourself as much time as possible to get to the airport, officials say. Expect skies to be partly cloudy. Look for afternoon highs only in the low 30s.

After a mild lead-up to Christmas, areas of low pressure will sweep east across the country raising the potential for gale force winds on Boxing Day. Temperatures start off in the 20s and rise into the 40s. It looks like some snow begins to mix in Saturday night before this system finally pulls off the coast. A freeze is expected for Saturday morning with lows around 30.

Christmas Monday: As the front passes, cooler air will seep into the local area.

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Mixed precipitation is expected. Sunday, Christmas Eve, will likely be quiet weather-wise, but another storm is forecast on Christmas Day.

The freezing rain and ice will linger straight into Saturday across numerous colder communities of eastern Vermont, New Hampshire, and ME, while plain rain falls farther south as temperatures climb into the 40s and even 50s in some cases.

Right now, that chance of snow could lead to some slippery conditions Sunday night as temperatures drop to near freezing, not just for Northeast Ohio, but portions of the Midwest and New England as well.

Temperatures should warm into the middle 50s Christmas afternoon with sunny skies.

After that true Arctic air will descend upon the Great Lakes including WNY bringing frigid temperatures and lake effect snows mainly east and southeast of the lakes Tuesday through the rest of the week.