While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should enjoy the desired snowy scene for the holiday.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
The first substantial snowstorm of the season, which totaled nearly 5 inches of snow in some areas, was responsible for widespread slide-offs and accidents in Kansas City during the commuting hours.
As the train of storms from the Pacific Ocean continues, rounds of rain and mountain snow will affect areas from the Northwest to the Intermountain West and Rockies through Christmas Day.
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
The train of storms that has pushed through California this month has brought welcome snow to Southern California ski resorts and helped launch their season after a slow start.
"Ice volcanoes” will continue to grow taller as the water rushes up from underneath the frozen surface.