Rain today, lake effect snow starting late Friday

Christmas Eve afternoon forecast

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - There will be a lot of changes in the weather over the next few days.

Christmas Eve will be rainy and windy throughout the north country. Rain could be heavy by late afternoon.

Highs will be in the low to mid-50s.

There’s a flood watch in effect for Jefferson and Lewis counties until 6 a.m. Saturday.

There’s a wind advisory for southern St. Lawrence County until 4 p.m. Thursday. Winds could gust to 50 miles per hour at times.

Rain continues overnight and starts to break up Christmas morning after a cold front moves through. Rain will be scattered and will change to scattered snow as the temperature drops.

Friday’s highs will be in the morning at around 45 degrees.

Lake effect snow will start gathering steam late in the afternoon and into the evening.

There’s a winter storm watch for Jefferson and Lewis counties from 7p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Sunday.

Snow will be heaviest Friday night and throughout Saturday. Whiteouts and hazardous driving conditions are possible.

It will be around 30 on Sunday and there’s a chance of snow.

There’s a chance of rain or snow on Monday. Highs will be in the mid-30s.

It will be in the upper teens with a chance of snow on Tuesday

Wednesday will be partly sunny and the mid-20s.

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