An arctic cold front will change rain to snow and drop temperatures from the 50’s to the 20’s in a matter of a few hours from late Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening. Any standing water will freeze, resulting in very slick conditions on pavement and elevated surfaces.
Thursday Evening (Christmas Eve): Models show a lot of moisture still present in the form of snow. With temperatures in the 20’s, snow ratios will be on the higher side and should be a powdery snow. Winds will gust 20 to 30 MPH with gusts 45 to 50 MPH and will allow the powdery snow to stick to all exposed objects. Snow will continue through midnight with temperatures falling into the teens by Christmas Morning.
Model Comparison: NAM Model