CLEVELAND — If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, keep dreaming. Christmas Day may not be white, but it should be merry and bright.
From now until Christmas we should see smooth sailing in terms of weather. Temperatures for the weekend return to the 40s, reaching the 50s on Monday.
Northeast Ohio should stay dry through Christmas, with little chance of precipitation, making for an easy travel week.
On Christmas Eve, Santa can expect partly cloudy skies with mild temps hanging around 50 degrees.
Snow has no chance on Christmas Day as temperatures will linger around 45 degrees.
The National Centers for Environmental Information at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration reviewed 30 years of snow depth from 9,800 weather stations across the country. The map below shows the climatological probablity of at least one inch of snow being on the ground on Dec. 25.
The dark gray areas show the probablity is less than 10% while the white areas show probabilities greater than 90%.
More info on predictions here.
The actual conditions this year may vary widely from these probabilities based on current weather conditions.
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