Monday 10 AM
Here is today's video. It shows the small storm that will give some areas a white Christmas tonight and a larger storm later Wednesday into Thursday.
Our snow experts drafted this idea for what the second storm will do.
The indoor forecast:
--Watch Warning is in effect
--Pine Needle Advisory for tomorrow
--There is a Paper Cut Watch out
As we head into the nighttime hours of Christmas Eve, bedtime warnings and hallway watches will be posted for all children, as long as they haven't been storming and thundering around the house. In most areas, a flurry of parcels from various source regions will accumulate under the tree. However, we issue a bright paper and ribbon snipping advisory. If you see this type of activity, we warn you not to watch. It's the same advice we give during solar eclipses. Do not stare directly at bright paper, especially if it is beginning to engulf other objects.
If you have a live tree, we advise you to maintain proper water levels; otherwise, the tree will face hazardous thriving conditions. However, if watering is excessive, watch for flooding in poor-drainage areas.
For Christmas morning, decreasing sleepiness and increasing anticipation. It'll start with paper sticking to most rectangular surfaces, but later the paper will accumulate into ridges and mounds, finally drifting into specified receptacles and getting packed down. Authorities have issued a recycling advisory. With smaller packages, we have issued a watch: watch for unexpected watches.
Waves of happiness will run higher than normal, with flurries of thanks and floods of good will, especially at the time of highest Yule Tide. Back near the tree, a sharp warning or pine needle advisory will be in effect in the vicinity.
The NWS Storm Prediction Center issued this outlook for today and tomorrow: A preliminary area of showers may advance from the Carolinas as far as southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey by tonight.
For the almost 24 hours between 10 a.m. ET Tuesday and 9:20 a.m. ET today, here is a the lightning recap. The dry pattern from the Midwest will now advance across New York and New England.
Cooling aloft and heating moist air closer to the ground should trigger strong thunderstorms from eastern New York and much of New England southwest through parts of the Middle Atlantic states.
The front will move into a region with high humidity as it approaches the I95 corridor tomorrow. This is the basis for SPC's forecast of thunderstorms approaching severe limits tomorrow.
Tropical Storm Colin is caught in the southern stream while the northern stream is helping to send unseasonably cool air out of central Canada.
Then, as the cold front arrives, there may be violent thunderstorms. This map shows the early morning SPC assessment of the severe weather risk on Sunday: