Higher winds could be a threat Christmas Day

Frigid air remains, but now we add high winds.

Ice coated trees and power lines, already brittle from the past storm, will catch the stronger winds easier.

Two lines of snow will swing through the area as well.

The first line will swing in during the early morning and the second during the evening, totalling about 1-3 inches of snow depending on lake effect help.

Wind continues through Thursday as well continuing the danger but tapering off through the day.

Partly cloudy skies hold strong through the end of the week while overnight temperatures continue to plummet to the single digits.

A brief warm up with the incoming system of snow over the weekend will then give way to diving temperatures next week.

Overall a cold week, a white Christmas, but a wind threat that hopefully leaves the current power outages alone.