Too warm for white Christmas here
Published 2:26 am Friday, December 22, 2017
Expect a regular Southern Christmas for Andalusia, with no snow in sight.
Several storm systems are expected to hit the central and eastern parts of the United States in the days leading up to Christmas.
These storm systems will determine what regions will experience a white Christmas.
With these storms, comes a danger to traveling.
For Alabama, it’s not likely there will be any snow even in the northern regions.
“The greatest chance of a white Christmas will be the Midwest, Great Lakes, northern New England and the Rockies,” AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said.
Storm systems will make their way into these regions and bring a large amount of snow, up to a foot in some areas.
While most parts of central U.S. will experience cold air, the Southeast will bring above-average warmth to the most of the East to the days leading up to Christmas.
Because of that warmth, rain will take over the Northeast, melting any snow for some major cities.
There is a storm that will likely develop in the southern part of the country on Christmas Eve that could change the forecast up a bit.
If the storm travels along the jet stream, it could be in the Northeast coast for Christmas morning and along with it, fresh now for the region.
Historically, Alabama has a less than 25 percent chance to get any snow for Christmas day.
Local forecasts call for a warm weekend with high in the mid 70s Saturday, and a chance of storms. Sunday will be cooler, with a high of 66 and a low of 35, and Christmas Day should dawn sunny and warm up to 57 before dropping back into the 30s.