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Waking up to some snow on Christmas Eve morning

December 24, 2018

Like a scene from a classic holiday film, many Connecticut residents are waking up to a White Christmas Eve day Monday morning.

The light snow fall ranges from about a quarter inch to up to 2 inches in higher elevations such as the Northwest Hills. The shoreline should see little of no accumulation,

The snow is more of a Christmas-like backdrop than a problem. Schools are off for the holidays many people aren’t working. Snow is not even accumulating on major roads.

The precipitation should taper off by noon.

Just before 6 a.m., the temperature was 30 in Oxford and Merident, 31 in Danbury and 33 in Stratford and New Haven.

Highs today should be near to slightly above normal. Should seethe winds become gusty this afternoon, as low level cold advection kicks in with mainly 20-30 mph gusts. ristmas Day will be sunny with a high in the mid-30s. A northwest wind blowing from 5 to 9 mph will create wind chills between 25 and 30.

Christmas Eve will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight while Santa Claus and the reindeer are finishing up their Christmas deliveries.

The forecast

Monday: A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain between noon and 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Christmas Eve: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Christmas Day: Sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24.

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