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Hopeful punters dreaming of a white Christmas

Hopeful punters dreaming of a white Christmas

Light to moderate snow is expected, potentially mixing with sleet and freezing rain.

A winter weather advisory was in effect from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. Sunday for Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, while winter storm warnings were declared for Lake and other northern in counties - also from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m.

"If you want to see a white Christmas, head north", AccuWeather meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said Sunday.

Snow, which has been slow to develop this evening, will start overnight - look for it by 10 p.m. - and then evolve into a significant lake effect event that could deliver up to 6 inches of lake effect snow on Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas! Well, if you wanted a white Christmas, you're in luck. Arctic air will sweep into the area in the wake of the snow bringing the city it coldest weather since last December.

The weather service said motorists are asked to use caution while driving.

Snow is forecast across parts of Scotland on Christmas Day, with ice expected to form on roads and pavements into Boxing Day.

The white Christmas on Monday, though scenic, could get "mixed reviews", she said.

Southeast Nicholas County, including the City of Richwood, is expected to receive two and five inches with its advisory expiring 9 a.m. Christmas morning. Prior to it, in 1991, Shimla experienced 49 cms of snow on Christmas Eve.

NWS advises to 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.


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