A system tracking over the Rocky Mountains will spread snow over the region and into the Plains through the remainder of the week.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
A winter storm will impact the United Kingdom and central Europe for Boxing Day and the holiday weekend.
On Christmas Day in 1776, George Washington led his troops across the Delaware River, in spite of treacherous weather, for a pivotal moment in the Revolutionary War.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
Following a wet, mild Christmas Eve across much of the Northeast, a blustery Christmas Day is on the way.
Coldest Christmas ever known...minus 8 degrees in Boston. Minus 45 degrees in Lunenburg, VT
Cap May, NJ (1909)
28.57" barometer reading during large coastal storm.
Record Christmas cold wave: 1 degree - Philadelphia, PA (tied record) -12 degrees - Pittsburgh, PA -12 degrees - Cincinnati, OH -4 degrees - Nashville, TN 41 degrees - Miami, FL