GRAY — The National Weather Service says there’s still hope for a white Christmas in northern New England, but it probably won’t be a coastal storm forecast offshore on Christmas Day.

Meteorologist Tom Hawley says he has his eye on a storm on Friday that could bring “several inches” of snow. He says there’ll be rain in southern New England, but it’ll be snow in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

To the south, there’s a potential for a storm that’ll bring some light snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from Washington, D.C., to New York City. Hawley says he’s watching that one, as well, but he it looks to be too far offshore to impact New England.