A weather system is forecasted to be moving through the area over the weekend, but the system is more likely to bring rain than snow, Booth said. And during the upcoming battle between warm and cold, the days leading up to and including Christmas look potentially unsettled with some rain likely, and some wintry weather possible. That was of course an exceptional year, and when we have strong El Ninos, temperatures tend to be incredibly mild, especially in December.
For now, the National Weather Service is calling for highs around 50 degrees and a 50 percent chance of rain here on Monday.
A white Christmas has always been a novelty to have snow falling the morning after Santa makes his annual trip around the world delivering presents. However, it is still too early to determine specifically what type of precipitation will occur, and how much, if any, accumulations we may see. Cities such as Denver and Minneapolis should see several inches of snow, which will stick around for Christmas because of a cold blast that's forecast to follow the snow. Two years ago it was almost 70 degrees on Christmas Eve. Saturday and Sunday will have highs in the teens. 2010 was the UK's last White Christmas. Colder air could also begin to take charge with some computer models suggesting the jet stream edging south allowing a chillier flow from the Arctic to sweep across northern areas of Britain. Here is a look at December 25 and the travel days that surround it.More news: US Senator John McCain to miss key tax vote
The first cold front will bring between one-to-three inches of snow to the Denver area and up to six inches of snow for areas between 6,000 to 9,000 feet in elevation.
The forecast may increase the odds of snow as Christmas gets closer. Our medium range models continue to "flip-flop" with snow vs.no snow for the upcoming holiday weekend.
The best chance for snowfall on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day could be in a swath that goes through the Ohio Valley, eastern Great Lakes and New England. Well, if you are one of those Christmas snow-haters, you'll be happy to know that our chances (in the Boston area) have been dwindling with time.