New Yorkers hoping for a white Christmas will be disappointed this year. On Christmas Eve, the metropolitan area will get rain throughout the day, with mild temperatures near 60 leading up to Christmas morning.
Christmas afternoon, temperatures will fall to around the 40s, but with gusty winds over 40 mph across the Northeastern region, the weather may feel chillier, according to an AccuWeather report.
Senior meteorologist at AccuWeather Carl Babinski predicts “the strongest wind gusts will be across upstate New York and northern New England, closer to the departing storm system in eastern Canada.”
The wind gusts, coupled with fog and rain, could lead to airport delays on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, from New York City to Atlanta.
The Interstate 95 could also be impacted by the windswept rain and fog.
The temperatures are fairly normal for this time of year, according to AccuWeather.
On Friday and Saturday, temperatures will return to the milder 40s and 50s.
As for traveling within the city, the subways will be running on a regular schedule on Christmas Eve, then switch to a weekend schedule on Christmas Day. Normal service resumes on Dec. 26.
Likewise, alternate side parking will be suspended on Christmas Day, but return to normal parking regulations the day after.
Despite the foggy and rainy weather, the Staten Island ferry will still operate on Christmas Day on a holiday schedule, and then resume normal service on Dec. 26.