The Weather Service was predicting up to two inches of snow in the hardest hit areas through 10 p.m. Sunday night.
"In terms of a "White Christmas" as in snow falling on Christmas, I don't see that for Siouxland", Ferguson said.
Christmas Day will be cold and windy with snow showers, with more significant lake effect snow arriving in northern NY into the middle of the week.
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Days of cold are expected to follow Christmas, with temperatures expected to be in the 20s on Tuesday and Wednesday and the high teens on Thursday and Friday. High pressure will be over the area on Monday through Wednesday.
There is no white Christmas in the United Kingdom again this year as temperatures rose higher than Spain and Turkey.
Snow and icy conditions on Friday and Saturday made travel hard, with numerous reports of vehicles off the road. Meanwhile, nightly low wills be in the single digits south of Lake Ontario, the Weather Service said.
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In 2016, Shimla experienced snowfall on Christmas, nearly after a gap of nearly 24 years.
Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected in Cortland County. Prior to it, in 1991, Shimla experienced 49 cms of snow on Christmas Eve. If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities. Wind gusts could reach 28 miles per hour.
The spokeswoman said: "It's quite likely that parts of Scotland, particularly the southern uplands and possibly the central hills above a couple of hundred metres or so will see some snow".
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