Patchy freezing fog for Christmas Eve, with cold temps more clouds tomorrow

Patchy freezing fog for Christmas Eve, with cold temps more clouds tomorrow

It was a snowy Christmas a year ago but it technically didn't count as a white Christmas.

Holiday travel will be very hard because of heavy and blowing snow and reduced visibility, the weather service said.

The warning reads: "Fog or freezing fog patches will quickly become more widespread later on Christmas Eve, and will also be dense in places".

But Scott says Edmonton, Winnipeg and Regina are guaranteed to get some kind of white Christmas as snow is already on the ground. After sunset is when we can expect more showers along with a thunderstorm or two.

A little light snow is possible Christmas Day morning with less than a quarter-inch of accumulation expected in our area. Wind: N/E 5-10. High: 52.

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Monday: Cloudy and cold. "The bottom line is, if you've got travel plans later this week, please keep an eye on this storm", said Scott.

Tomorrow night: Rain/t-storms slowly end. "There's patches, but it's pretty much gone".

Earlier: Hurricane force winds hammer Newfoundland, Nova Scotia.

Very cold air will follow the strong storm Friday and Saturday when afternoon highs tumble into the 20s and 30s. Cloudy conditions will dominate the forecast and a few showers are possible. The weather story takes a turn Wednesday.

Light snow Monday morning through the central mountains could bring 1 to 3 inches across the Sawtooths through the evening.

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