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Finished shopping? Winter storm may hit this weekend

National Weather Service

Will it be a White Christmas, Grey Christmas or Blue Christmas?

It's too early to tell, (after all, it's 10 days away) but meteorologists say that there's a decent chance a winter storm could drop some snow over the region this weekend.

So if you're planning on traveling for the holiday, you might want to build in some extra time for potential delays.

Accuweather is predicting several winter storm scenarios with one computer model calling for a "potential for accumulating snow" over Pennsylvania, North Jersey and southern New York.

"It's not a certainty," said Dean Iovino, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. "We'll have to see how things line up over the next couple of days."

We can be assured, however, the next few days will be free of stingingly cold weather.

"It's a fairly benign week," Iovino said. "It looks like it will be on the mild side. "

Temperatures will reach a high of about 50 on Tuesday, dropping to the 30s overnight. On Wednesday, there'll be more of the same with highs in the mid-50s with a chance of afternoon showers. Cooler air will bring a chill to the region Thursday and Friday with highs in the 40s.

After the weekend it's anyone's guess. Accuweather said there'll be a storm system moving up from the south. Depending on the track of the storm, there'll be varying degrees of snow, ice and rain. Just in time to put a damper on your last minute shopping.