Dreaming of a white Christmas? No need, it's a reality

Dreaming of a white Christmas? No need, it's a reality

Days of cold are expected to follow Christmas, with temperatures expected to be in the 20s on Tuesday and Wednesday and the high teens on Thursday and Friday.

Snowfall across the nation's midsection is expected to make travel more hard, but it won't cripple movement on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, forecasters say. Arctic air will sweep into the area in the wake of the snow bringing the city it coldest weather since last December.

Although snow showers were likely to fall during the evening of Christmas Eve, the amount of accumulation in Beckley was uncertain, with higher elevations receiving between one to two inches and areas to the northeast of Beckley under a winter weather advisory.

Snow and icy conditions on Friday and Saturday made travel hard, with numerous reports of vehicles off the road.

At mid-week last week the forecast was expecting warm weather to hover over the region well into the weekend, with Kirk Apffel, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo, suggesting there would be only a 50 percent chance of a white Christmas.

Tuesday, expect a high of 18 with mostly cloudy skies, the weather service said, with a north northeast wind of 7 to 9 miles per hour. Motorists were advised to use caution.

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Snow: Met Office issued warning (file pic).

Bookmaker Coral saw an increase in customers betting on a white Christmas, Aberdeen had the shortest odds at 2-1 for snowfall, while Birmingham and Manchester are both on 6-1 with London trailing on 8-1.

Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.

On Christmas Day, snow is likely, and the day will be cloudy and cold, with a high near 6 and east northeast wind around 9 miles per hour.

That's known to happen.

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