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Some Likelihood Of A White Christmas

By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer
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BOSTON (CBS) – Are you “dreaming of a White Christmas just like the ones I used to know”?

Well clearly it is crunch time with just 4 days ‘till Christmas and there isn’t a patch of white in sight. If there was any hint of snow or winter in far northwestern areas it was wiped off the map with all the heavy rain on Friday. So what are the chances of a last minute hail-mary? Could we be in for a buzzer beater? Maybe…

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Much colder air will dive into New England following Friday’s storm. Temperatures will struggle to reach the mid 30s for most of the upcoming weekend and early next week. Cold air – check.

Our first chance, albeit small, for some snow comes on Saturday. Our Friday storm stalls up in northern New England and some spokes of moisture will rotate around, counterclockwise. Typically when we have a setup similar to this, the best chance for snow is in far northern and western locations like the Berkshires, Monadnocks and Worcester Hills. There is about a 50 percent chance of some light snow coating the ground in those areas on Saturday. Closer to Boston, our chances are much less. There may be a few flurries in the air, but unlikely enough to change the brown landscape to a more wintry scene.

There is one final shot of snow and it comes right on Christmas Day. A very small, fast moving storm will track just to our south Christmas morning. At this point our weather models disagree somewhat on the track of this low pressure area. Some bring it close enough to Southern New England so that we would likely wake up to a light snowfall Christmas morning. Others keep it just a bit farther south, any precipitation falling over the ocean. Either way, it will not be a major storm, but it could just make it feel a lot more like Christmas!

Happy Holidays from the WBZ Weather Team!

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