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Timing Of Expected Snow Could Impact Holiday Shopping & Travel

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A week from Monday many of you plan your presents wrapped and under the tree. But for last minute shoppers it could be a rush to beat Mother Nature.

Shoppers are packing the stores one week ahead of Christmas. Some are wrapping up their check lists, others are just getting started.

"I did that last week," said Allie Neuses "Not yet, not until next weekend," Payton McDonnell.

"I'm always late. Every single year it gets down to like two weeks before Christmas I usually only have a couple presents and I just have to do it really quickly," said Caleb Medley.

The holiday may have crept up on quite a few people. Some say going so long without snow, 288 days and counting as of Monday, made it more difficult to get into the spirit. Temperatures are finally starting to feel like it, and in a couple of days it should definitely look like Christmas.

"I just don't want it to be the nasty snow. I want it to be white, not the gray dirt nasty rainy snow," said Kyle Sinn.

Either way it could make for some nasty trips to the store this weekend, on top of it being a very busy time to pick up gifts. Some expect parking lots packed and slow going, or slick conditions heading into the weekend. Holiday travel may see some impact too.

"I'm driving home on Thursday. I don't like driving in snow very much," said Megan Van Hoorn.

Which is why some say they're going to lay their shopping lists to rest in the next couple days to avoid any extra headaches. "My last one, two things, and then just a couple things for myself at clearance," added Jeanne Linden.

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