Winter weather advisory has been issued

First Alert: Ice Tomorrow and Snow for Christmas

A wayward polar vortex may show up in Ontario, and we will be just south of it. Rainfall amounts between 1/2 and 1 inch. If you are staying home to wrap gifts or prep the Christmas dinner, it's probably a good day to stay inside! As is normally the case, snow chances tonight will increase the farther north you travel, and that's where the slickest travel is likely to be as well.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all but the northern most portions of the Chicago area Sunday (Purple-shaded area on the highlighted map above).

The focus after that will be the arctic air mass that dives south. A quick accumulation of snow this evening as the back end of the front moves through.

There's a 100% chance of snow on Christmas Eve, starting in the afternoon, that could result in a daytime accumulation of about 2 inches, with another inch possible overnight, according to the forecast.

Very breezy Christmas Day with cold wind chills in the low-20s.

"The normal temperatures for this time of year are in the low 40s, so this isn't really unusual weather", said National Weather Service meteorologist Melissa Di Spigna.

Snow and rain will break out after midnight and continue through the middle part of Christmas Day.

The eastern White Mountains and North Country will get more snow late morning into the mid to late afternoon as the exiting storm takes a last swipe with a snow laden backlash.

Snow fell throughout the Chicago area for much of Christmas Eve, prompting a winter weather advisory from the weather service.

The lows ranged from the teens and single digits to minus 31 in West Yellowstone, Montana and near Dubois, Wyoming.

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will be dry, but highs won't make it out of the 20s.

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