A White Christmas En Route?

Our chances for a white Christmas seem to be strengthening, although the predicted snow might be a little later in showing up than we'd previously thought.

Although the storm coming in from the west is still shifting, it looks like we could start seeing flakes early on Saturday morning -- instead of Friday evening, as it seemed yesterday.

In fact, we could end up with several inches of snow from Saturday into Sunday morning. If the storm moves off the coast and blows out to sea, we could end up with just dusting (the sort that would be a nuisance on a regular workday). However, if it digs in and strengthens, we could end up with what NBC Washington meteorologist Veronica Johnson calls "a plowable event."

This is all turning out to be good news for Christmas Eve travelers, by the way. The snow will likely hold off long enough for evening travelers, with not much happening until after midnight.

Johnson cautions us that there's still a lot of uncertainty with the storm system. Don't change your plans just yet, and keep track of weather reports as they come.

One thing's for certain -- no matter what we get, it's going to be cold, cold, cold -- with temps in the 30s and windchills dipping down into the 20s. That frigid weather will continue into Sunday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Dec. 27, so we hope you get a lot of sweaters for the holidays.

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