A soggy and snowy Friday is forecast for much of the U.S., while the Far West and Southeast enjoy clear skies and warm temperatures.
Snow and ice will affect northern sections of the Midwest and Northeast. Rain showers will dampen spirits from Texas to New England. Some thunderstorms are possible in in the lower Mississippi Valley and southern Plains.
Coastal and valley rain and mountain snow will again wallop the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies.
While most of the northern and central Plains will be clear, temperatures will only be in the single digits and teens. The two nice spots Friday will be the Southeast and the West Coast, with sunny skies and temperatures mainly in the 60s and 70s.
Weather history for Dec. 20: In 1942, the temperature dipped to -11 degrees in Boston. In 1964, the temperature quickly rose from 0 degrees to 50 degrees in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
In 1990, a winter storm dropped 6 inches of snow on Seattle. In 2009, 14.3 inches of snow fell on Providence, R.I., making it the snowiest December on record.
First Coast News