White Christmas may be a thing of dreams this year

White Christmas may be a thing of dreams this year

White Christmas may be a thing of dreams this year

Strong southwest winds along with periods of rain will likely eat away most, if not all the remaining snow anywhere near the City. Snow is expected to continue into Wisconsin.

There had been some hopes in the United Kingdom of a little drift of the white stuff, given that the start of December has seen widespread sub-zero temperatures, and heavy snow in some northern areas, and even in London which has traditionally escaped any flurries. Yes, the key to the Christmas forecast is location, location, location when it comes to this front. While that's certainly cooler than the mid to upper 50s we enjoyed today, it's not almost as cold as the stuff we shivered to most of last week.

BUT... We've now gone a week without any snow reinforcements, and in fact, we have even had a few light rain events.

The Weather Outlook said 70mph gales could come on Boxing Day, just missing Christmas day itself. As in most cases, we can not see definitively where a single storm may strike, so be alert.

It's been a while since we had a white Christmas in Boston.

Last-minute shoppers may want to get those stocking stuffers before Saturday or plan to bundle up as the high is expected to top out at 6 degrees.

White Christmas may be a thing of dreams this year
White Christmas may be a thing of dreams this year

The National Weather Service's website isn't willing to be so bold. Packingham said the lakes area snowfall amounts may be 1-3 inches or 2-4 inches with this upcoming storm. Weather models varied on whether the cold snap would be short-lived or extend into the last week of the year. That cold front will be key to our forecast later in the weekend and especially on Christmas Day, specifically where that front decides to set up shop.

Next week: An Arctic air mass will bring much colder weather to Virginia and the eastern two-thirds of the country - potentially the coldest so far this winter - on Tuesday and Wednesday. Although anecdotal evidence will point to a common theme of cold temps right at Christmas.

Whatever happens, the day after Christmas will have an appropriate chill in the air.

It should be mild and wet this weekend leading into Christmas Eve on Sunday, he said. Those who may let an indoor pet roam will want to make sure those cats or dogs are inside. Even though average temperatures across the state have been above average, precipitation has been below average.

A First Action Alert Day has been issued for this Wednesday starting at 10 p.m. and lasting until Thursday night until 10 p.m.

Are you "dreaming of a white Christmas"? So, there is still a chance of a white Christmas for those hoping.

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