A white Christmas is possible in the least probable places

Tranquil start to week, then 2 storm systems deliver big changes just before Christmas

Forecasts say a white Christmas is possible in Miss.

"It's not going to be one of those Christmas weeks where you'll want to get outside and play with your toys", Carter warned. But a couple of places stand out as areas that will be pleasantly surprised to find snow on the ground this weekend into early next week - parts of Upstate New York, Colorado east of the foothills, western Nebraska and most of Wyoming.

Canada made the top 10 as well, coming in as number eight with a 44 percent chance of a White Christmas.

However, Mr McGivern stressed that the warmer weather does not necessarily mean there is no chance at all of a White Christmas.

Even typically temperate areas like Vancouver and regions around Victoria may see a dusting of snow if forecasts pan out as expected, he added.

The extended outlook for the United Kingdom, between December 24 and January 2, reads: "The Christmas period sees a gradual transition from the settled conditions of previous days, to more changeable weather".

Abilene had a white Christmas in 2009.

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What exactly do we mean by "White Christmas"? We have nothing different for today, tomorrow and even Friday.

The forecast is now predicting a drop in temperatures on Saturday evening, going down to seasonal lows for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

FRIDAY MORNING: Enough cold air will linger to support a light mix of frozen precipitation Friday morning and Afternoon. Temperatures are expected to drop to single digits by Christmas, with wind chills below zero for most of the state, Last said. Conditions later Sunday and Monday will be cooler but the question right now is how much cooler.

The Weather Network says "frigid weather" will arrive in Ottawa and most of Ontario for the week between Christmas and New Years.

Locally, NOAA readings show a six percent historical probability of a white Christmas in Washington, D.C., a nine percent chance in Upper Marlboro, and a 13 percent chance in Vienna.

Stronger winds and rain are likely to pick up from Saturday with an unsettled run up to the New Year on the cards.

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