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Soggy Christmas forecast could snarl holiday travel

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — Forget white; we’re in for a wet Christmas this year.

Rain and wind will stick around through Thursday evening, potentially causing headaches for the 98.6 million Americans expected to travel for the holiday, according to the latest figures from auto club AAA.

Temperatures will climb into the low 50s Tuesday and remain mild through Christmas Day. Rain will be concentrated in the morning Tuesday with light showers lingering in the afternoon.

Wednesday’s weather will feature much of the same, with a heavier band of rain expected to sweep through in the afternoon.

Record-high temperatures in the 60s are possible for Christmas Eve, with rain ending Christmas morning and drying out in time for the weekend.

Those taking advantage of low gas prices and driving to their yuletide destinations are urged to give themselves extra travel time and take especial caution on the roadways.