Holiday Travel Forecast

Sunday will be another major travel day and luckily, very few issues will arise (in regards to weather).  Locally, we can expect filtered sunshine with highs in the upper 20s.

The majority of the Midwest will remain dry through Christmas Eve.  The only exception is the Ohio Valley late Sunday into Monday.  A low pressure system will quickly move through that area and bring rain showers to parts of southern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio (and the southeastern United States).  Snow showers will be likely Monday in northern Indiana, northern Ohio, and much of the eastern Great Lakes.  A quick snowflake or two will be possible across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin on Christmas Eve as well, but the chance is very slight (20%).

Nationally, the Pacific Northwest will deal with some rainy and breezy conditions from near San Francisco north to Seattle.  Snow showers will be on and off throughout the Intermountain West.  On the opposite side of the country, a few lingering snow showers will exit New England late Sunday.  All in all, airports and train stations will be weather-worry-free through Christmas Eve.

If you like warm weather, and you’re headed to Florida or Texas for Christmas, you’re in luck!  Temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s for many areas of those states.  Mild air will also be in place over the Desert Southwest. Up north, the Northern Plains, Minnesota, and areas to the east through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan will be a bit colder than normal.

Have safe travels!

-Joe

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This post was written by Joe Astolfi on December 22, 2012

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