Warm pattern doesn't bode well for White Christmas


Christmas Day will begin with some sunshine and might finish with a few snowflakes as well.

"So far there's no indication in our chart of snow for Christmas, as the temperatures are far too mild".

As the day nears, the probability of having snow on the ground Christmas morning has dropped to near zero.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Punters dreaming of a White Christmas may well get their wish, but not before seeing potentially record-breaking rainfall".

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. Behind that front, temperatures will cool down a bit by the end of the week, but highs should still reach into the low 40s which is still above normal for this time of year.

Highest chance of seeing snow during the 8 day period will be late Friday into Saturday with very windy conditions.

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There's a chance of rain Christmas Eve, but the rain is more likely to fall across eastern Missouri.

It will be a soaking rain with 1.5-2.5 inches possible.

Kansas City has had only 26 white Christmases since 1894. December 25 looks set to be a drier and brighter day, with some outbreaks of rain across the country. Some areas to the east could see up to two inches of rain.

And he says it's substantially less than other years on the Coke as well.

And while it's becoming more likely that there will be no snow this year, Cutter said dreamers shouldn't give up hope.