Dreaming of a White Christmas? These Places Have the Best Chance


According to weather.com, snow is already on the ground in a number of areas around the country where snow was likely to fall, and that's a good sign for a white Christmas.

Speaking of Santa, NORAD's Santa Tracker Countdown is active, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command is set to follow the big guy via satellite as soon as he leaves the North Pole Dec. 24.

This map details what countries offer the best bet for seeing snow on Christmas day, based on the history of their capital cities. Today, the prospects have turned dimmer.

If you're anxious about whether we'll have a white Christmas or not, it seems Thursday will bring that Bing Crosby feeling to the holiday.

Increasing chances for snow showers as the day wears on.

The snow could bring reduced visibility and poor winter travelling conditions, especially on Friday morning.

GFS model shows front and precipitation well off the East Coast Christmas morning.

"In the run up to Christmas, it is going to turn increasingly mild and rather than a white Christmas, for many of us, it is going to be a windy Christmas and Boxing Day".

A colder air pattern could return to the New Jersey region by Christmas Day, posing the potential for snow. Daytime temperatures should mostly be in the 30s.

Here is a list of area cities, the number of years records have been kept, and the chances they've experienced either 1 inch or 5 inches of snow on December 25.

Thursday night: A 70 percent chance of snow, possibly mixing with freezing rain before 1 a.m., low around 25. Not since 2009 has Washington met this criteria, one of just 13 instances since 1888.