The storm that is bringing rain and snow to the Northeast will depart today with colder air to follow for Christmas Eve.
As the storm shifts its disruptive snow to Atlantic Canada, periods of snow will linger into this afternoon across northern New England and Maine.
Farther south, snow showers and flurries will fly from upstate New York south into Pennsylvania.
Even though the snow will mostly be light across the Northeast today, those who will be traveling should use caution and be prepared for slower travel on roadways.
This map shows additional snow expected from 8:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m.
Following the quickly exiting storm, much colder air will push into the region and replace the mild temperatures felt earlier in the week.
While today will be colder than Thursday, the coldest air will settle in for Christmas Eve. The core of the cold will grip New England, where highs on Saturday will be held to the single digits in northern Maine.
It will be especially chilly Christmas Eve night with temperatures ranging from the single digits in Maine to the upper 20s in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Church-goers should bundle up and stay warm while heading out to Christmas Eve services.
As has been the story so far this winter, the cold air will have a short stay across the Northeast. High pressure will slide off the East Coast setting up a southerly flow for Christmas Day. This will allow temperatures to rebound to near-seasonable levels.
Looking ahead, one gift Santa will not be giving the Northeast this year is a white Christmas. The potential storm talked about earlier in the week will remain well to the south, leaving most of the region dry and tranquil on Sunday.
Only upstate New York, northern New England and part of Atlantic Canada have a chance of today's snow remaining on the ground through Christmas.
**Recent snowfall amounts as of midday today include: 5.3 inches at North Conway, N.H., 4.6 inches at Bath, N.H., 3.8 inches at Woodford, Vt., 3.4 inches at Hollis, Maine, 3.2 inches at Indian Lake, N.Y., 1.2 inches in Burlington, Vt., 1.0 in Lanesborough, Mass. and 1.0 at Chandlers Valley, Pa.
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