If you live in the Northeast or Midwest, you're not dreaming: It's going to be a white Christmas. But the trade-off is hazardous driving conditions across New England and the Great Plains, the AP reports. The National Weather Service (NWS) tweeted a list of emergency supplies to have on hand during holiday travel. "Before long road trips, it’s important to check the forecast at weather.gov so you know what you’re driving into. Also, be sure to prepare your vehicle for the journey ahead," it said. The list included flashlights, blankets, and portable shovels.
NWS forecasts snow in the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest too. New England could get up to 8 inches of snow. Forecasters say snow will sweep across the region late Sunday until midday on Christmas. Strong winds are predicted for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island with gusts up to 65 mph. Meteorologists predict as much as 4 inches of snow in Chicago (airports are reporting minor delays), and an inch more in northern Indiana. Most of Indiana is under winter weather advisory.