At a Glance
A strong cold front will move across the central and eastern states from Wednesday into Christmas Day.
Heavy rain and gusty winds could accompany this storm system in the East.
Much colder air will follow immediately after the front passes through.
Christmas week will feature a potent storm system heading across the central and eastern states, where it could bring a threat of flooding rainfall, gusty winds and a sharp temperature drop.
A strong cold front will move from the nation’s midsection on Wednesday to near or off the Eastern Seaboard by Christmas Day. That front will draw mild and moist air northward from the Gulf of Mexico into the South and East, potentially fueling threats of heavy rain and gusty winds.
Much colder temperatures will follow immediately after this front passes through, and that means some areas could see rain change to snowfall.