Christmas Day is the calm before the storm as rain moves in

Geraldine Edwards
December 26, 2018

Expect Thursday to be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers, and a mix of rain and snow is possible Friday.

In a special weather statement issued on Christmas Day, the agency said an approaching Pacific frontal system will cause precipitation throughout the region. Travelers should plan on slippery road conditions which will impact travel. Showers will extend into the weekend, as highs stay elevated into the low-to-mid 70s.

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Most Canadians won't be getting a white Christmas this year, The Weather Network forecasts. We'll start the day in the low 40s and we'll warm into the 40s and 50s in the afternoon. Otherwise, little snow is expected through Christmas Day.

Tonight and Tomorrow: Mostly clear skies tonight, and light northerly winds will allow temperatures to plummet quickly through the evening and overnight period. Two more southern stream storm systems may bring rain and snow our way during this time.

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WEDNESDAY: Cloudy and windy with a 100% chance of showers and thunderstorms. We will get a break from the rain Friday afternoon through early Saturday. Rain is likely both Wednesday and Thursday.

"There's really great travel conditions, with just a few flurries in the west coast of Newfoundland, but otherwise looks great", said Scott.

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Of course with that kind of temperature profile any snow that was left in the corners of your yard would be gone. Meteorologist Mark Wilson said: 'So we look ahead to the all important forecast then for Christmas Day .

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