WEATHER BLOG: Holiday travel conditions around U.S.

By Diane Kacmarik, Spectrum Bay News 9 Meteorologist
Last Updated: Saturday, December 23, 2017, 7:53 PM EST

Sunday morning travel out of the Tampa Bay area will include morning fog.  During the afternoon, the weather will not hamper travel around here.  For those flying out, there will be very changeable weather to encounter across the country.  In the morning there will be snow developing in the Central Plains shifting into the Midwest by early afternoon.

From the afternoon into the evening, snow will spread from Illinois to Indiana, Ohio, Southern Michigan, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Western New York.
Another storm pushes into the Northwest Coast in the afternoon spreading snow as far east as Idaho and Utah by evening.

Christmas Eve high temperatures will be around normal for most of the country, but Florida remains warm for one more day. Very chilly air will be pushing from Canada into the Northern Plains, Montana and Wyoming.  Sunday morning will start out below zero for these areas.

Christmas will be white in the morning for the Northeast as snow is likely from New York state through New England. Snow will also continue in the mountains of Colorado, Northern Utah, through Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.

Tuesday's travel weather looks a little better for most places, but there will be a little snow for parts of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. There will also be a lake-effect snow pattern setting up for the east sides of the Great Lakes.  Very cold air continues for the Northern Plains. Temperatures may not get above zero all day for Montana and Idaho.