Rainstorm to bring wet Christmas to eastern USA

A tractor-trailer sits on the side of a road after sliding off a highway during a snowstorm on Dec. 18 in Lenexa, Kan. Though some snow will fall this week in the Northwest and Rockies, the biggest weather worries this week will be rain and wind for most of the eastern USA.

A mix of drenching rain, severe thunderstorms and howling winds will bring a wet Christmas to much of the East, while snow and rain hits the Northwest and Rockies.

The rain and mild air over the central and eastern USA the next few days will dash any hopes of a white Christmas for most of the nation. Only 26% of the USA was snow-covered Monday, the lowest percentage for this date in 10 years, the National Weather Service said.
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Source News: USA TODAY
Photo: John Sleezer, AP