Snow and icy conditions on Friday and Saturday made travel hard, with numerous reports of vehicles off the road. Many locations will continue to see snow flurries for the next few hours.
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. "You don't need snow to feel Christmas-y!"
A wind advisory is in effect from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. Monday, with possible impacts including "difficult travel conditions" and "some downed trees, tree limbs and power lines" that could cause scattered power outages. Slow down and use caution while driving. There is a 30 percent chance of nighttime snow showers.
Temperatures will range from the mid teens to low 20s degrees, Fahrenheit, Sunday night, rising into the mid 20s to lower 30s on Christmas Day.
A light snow of around an inch or less fell in Wyandotte County overnight.
Snow: Met Office issued warning (file pic).
"In wake of the heavy tourist rush, especially during Christmas and New Year, the Indian Railways had also started holiday special narrow gauge trains for the tourist to reach Shimla".
A number of reported snowfall totals came in early on Christmas morning - Wallkill had 4.3 inches of 6:12 a.m.; Red Hook had 4 inches as of 7 a.m.; Kingston had 4 inches as of 7 a.m.; and Poughkeepsie had 2 inches as of 7 a.m.
NWS advises to be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY due to expire at 10 am for Cleveland. With that snow comes wind with gusts up to 23 miles per hour.
So far this winter, snowfall in the Rochester area has been more or less on par with years past. But by nightfall, warm temperatures had melted most of the white stuff away.