No Snow; Heavy Rain, Wind for Christmas Eve | NBC4 Washington

No Snow; Heavy Rain, Wind for Christmas Eve

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    Meteorologist Amelia Segal looks ahead to the holiday travel forecast. (Published Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014)

    While the prospects of a white Christmas is slim to none, the potential for a very soggy holiday week is certain.

    Rain and showers are likely at times Monday through Wednesday, with the heaviest rain coming on Christmas Eve. Temperatures are expected to be unseasonably warm on Wednesday, so anything that falls will remain as rain rather than snowflakes or ice.

    Storm Team4's Amelia Segal says the worst of the rain will likely be Wednesday, with strong winds picking up Wednesday night. Some localized flooding is also possible.

    If you are traveling before Christmas, it might be tough depending on your direction to Grandma's house. Rain changing to snow is expected for the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes regions while thunderstorms, some strong to severe, will develop in the Gulf Coast and southeast areas on Tuesday.

    On Christmas Day, snow and wind should still be around for those in parts of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, as well as in the Northeast.

    In the D.C. area, wind and cooler temperatures will bring wind chills to the region on Christmas, but expect no precipitation for the rest of the week.