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WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. * WHEN...From Friday evening through Saturday evening. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There continues to be greater than usual forecast uncertainty with the track of this storm, and the axis of heaviest snowfall may shift in subsequent forecast updates.

Christmas Weather Outlook: Unseasonably High Temperatures and Lots of Rain in the Forecast for Christmas 2015

LongIsland.com

Don't get your hopes up for white, powder fresh snow this Christmas. It is going to be a warm one!

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It looks like the East Coast won't be seeing any snow this Christmas, but instead, lots of rain!

Photo by: Accuweather.com

While there is no chance of snowfall this Christmas with this near record-breaking warmth, plenty of precipitation will be falling in the days before, during, and after Christmas. According to AccuWeather, severe thunderstorms, rain, winds and potential flooding are in store through tonight from the Gulf Coast area to the lower Great Lakes area, with the threat of isolated tornadoes and hazardous wind gusts. Farther east, towards the Carolinas, there is also risk of flash flooding which could severely affect any holiday travel plans.
 
The Northeast is predicted to have 1-2 inches of rain leading into Christmas Eve.
 
For the most up to date weather information, head over to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories and more.
 
To get the latest traffic & road conditions before travelling this holiday, visit the LongIsland.com Traffic Center, and be sure to check out the live traffic feeds on our Traffic Cam Page.
 

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  • This Christmas, we're in for a wet one! Photo by: AccuWeather