The children dream and carol sing the Christmas snow, but they are unlikely to have a widespread devastating winter storm in the eastern part of the United States on Christmas Eve.
On Wednesday, heavy snow and snowfall in the Great Plains will be the leading edge of what the National Weather Service described as “A wide range of dangerous weather” Expect to be expected through Christmas Day, interrupting holiday travel and possibly blacking out flickering lights all the way to the East Coast. Tornado is also possible in Florida.
Some utilities are already canceling leave for power crews, anticipating that they may need to restore power – “a difficult decision clearly,” said Reeds Lamberti, spokesperson for Eversource Energy in New England , But it was a necessary decision because the time of the storm
Much of the central part of the country, including the upper Midwest and eastern Ohio River Valley, is expected to receive a cold and fairly snowy Thursday, while heavy rain and flooding are forecast for Christmas Eve in the Mid Atlantic and Northeast states.
Gust of wind Up to 60 mph in the New York area Thursday night is likely to cause scattered tree damage and power loss, forecasters said, while heavy rains could flood the roadways on Christmas morning, making travel dangerous. But temperatures are likely to be too high around New York City for rain.
This will not be true in parts of the South, which are projected to see above-average holiday temperatures. Knoxville, Tenn. Could see its first significant Christmas snowfall – for the first time since 2010, anywhere from one to three inches – Rick garukas, A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Morristown, Tenn.
“It will be a very cold Christmas for a lot of people,” Mr. Garcas said.
Hurricanes can disrupt air travel, especially in the Midwest. Despite the federal government’s warning that Americans should have it this Christmas, airports are expected to be busy, though not nearly as crowded as they would be for a pre-pandemic holiday. More than one lakh passengers a day Passed through airport security last weekend, almost half of the same dates in 2019.
In Florida, thunderstorms are expected to rain across the state on Thursday. Potential bursting. Expect high temperatures in the Jacksonville area to drop sharply from around 80 in the night to around 30, making the windchill feel even colder.
Arctic air will flow down from the upper Midwest. In some parts of Minnesota, heavy snow and temperatures are likely to drop into teens. Wednesday night results in a flash freeze.
As expected in New York City, New England, mostly heavy winds and rain. Central Maine Power Company suggested People take standard precautions for potential electricity expenses, including flash lights, fresh batteries, full drinking water containers, and a three-day supply of non-edible food on hand. (It was not clear if Fruitcake is eligible.)
A spokesman for the company, Mr. Lamberti, said that Eversource, which serves about 4.3 million people in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, plans to help crew from Canada and Pennsylvania.
“We’ve been tracking this storm for several days now,” he said. “We have nothing less than an army, a small army, to ensure that we can restore power and repair any damage.”