Winter storm headed to northern Westchester ahead of Christmas holiday

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A bitterly cold winter storm system is expected to impact northern Westchester just before the Christmas holiday. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for northern Westchester from 10:00 p.m. Thursday through 10:00 p.m. Friday.

The hazardous weather will bring wind gusts of up to 55 m.p.h. along with rain. The strong winds overnight Thursday and into Friday may lead to downed tree limbs and potential power outages.

Just as the winds start to die down, the temperatures will plummet. We’ll drop from a 52°F high on Friday to a high of just 20°F on Saturday, Christmas Eve. Below freezing temperatures on the heels of a rain event can pose a risk for icy road conditions. Drivers are urged to use caution on area roadways.

Detailed National Weather Service forecast

Thursday: Rain, mainly after 1:00 p.m. High near 44. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday: Rain before 4:00 p.m., then a slight chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Temperature falling to around 29 by 5:00 p.m. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Saturday (Christmas Eve): Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 20.

Sunday (Christmas Day): Sunny, with a high near 25.

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