Drivers are being urged to take care with winds of up to 90mph possible in Lancashire on Christmas Eve.
The Met Office has issued a yellow level weather alert for the county, which is in place until midnight.
Widespread gales of between 65 and 75 mph are likely but could also reach between 80-90mph, according to forecasters.
Some areas could also see frequent wintry showers.
Christmas Day is predicted to be drier and calmer.