Storm Team 4

Damp and Dreary Start to Christmas, But the Skies Dry Out Before Dinnertime

In the last 50 years, there have been more Christmases with highs in the 60s (5) than with ≥1" of snow on the ground (4)

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After the threat of overnight freezing rain, the tri-state skies continued dumping rain on Christmas morning as many woke to a damp and dreary holiday.

While Saturday won't be a total washout, don't expect any weather-related merriment. We should dry out by Saturday night and gusty winds kick up for Sunday. Temperatures will be mild but gusts of up to 30 mph will make it feel much colder outside.

Freezing temperatures were still possible for some in Orange and Putnam counties, which were warned of possible spotty freezing rain through 12 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Eve was mostly dry with spots of sun and highs in the low 40s. A winter weather advisory was in effect from 10 p.m. Friday into Saturday morning for spots north of New York City. Check the latest weather alerts for your neighborhood here.

It cools down again to around 40 for Monday, which brings the next chance of rain or light snow to the region, but more certainty around that forecast is expected in the next 24 to 48 hours.

In the meantime, expect more of that rainy weather pattern through the better part of next week, though with temps closer to 50.

It's still early, but New Year's Eve looks to be dry with highs around 45 degrees before the thread of even more rain returns New Year's Day.

Track any approaching rain using our interactive radar below.

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