Depending on the brightness of Rudolph’s nose, Santa could be late in New Jersey due to low visibility and cross winds.
Christmas Eve will be mild, rainy, and windy, forecasters say.
A storm system will move north from the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night, delivering stormy conditions and a surge of warm air along the Eastern Seaboard.
The system will peak in New Jersey on Christmas Eve. At the Jersey Shore, forecasters expect around an inch of rain and wind gusts around 30 or 35 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
Anyone traveling should expect delays.
Precipitation should end by Christmas morning as a cold front pushes through. Temperatures are expect to drop to around 50 degrees, and a breeze will remain. Forecasters expect skies to become mostly clear by the evening and nighttime temperatures in the middle 30s.
The entire week will feature mainly gray skies, with bright sunshine not returning until Friday, according to NOAA. Temperatures will become more seasonable by the weekend.