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USA / Canada: Storm in midwest brings snow, travel problems for Christmas

Much of the USA and Canada has a dry Christmas Day coming – but a deepening low in the US midwest and Canadian interior is set to drop heavy snow and bring blizzard conditions, causing travel problems for some.

There is good news – this deepening low is tracking away from most of the largest cities.

Still, it may bring some miserable weather to many millions of people.  Of course, snowy stormy weather on Christmas Day may also be magical to many people too.

There is an upside temperaturewise – the low will track north into Canada on Boxing Day and behind it is a southerly (warmer air from the Gulf of Mexico).  This will help see New York go from a sunny high of 9 degrees C on Christmas Day to 13 degrees with a few showers a couple days later.  

Toronto will also see the change too, with a sunny cold Christmas Day and high of -1, to cloudy with showers and a high of +8 on Boxing Day.

The largest main centre nearest to the low on Christmas Day will be Chicago, with showers and a high of +3. Stormy weather isn’t expected in Chicago.

Most of the US and Canada will have a settled December 25th with heavy snow and strong winds through the midwest.

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