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Dreaming Of A White Christmas? Keep Dreaming

Last updated on Thursday, December 22, 2016

(UNDATED) - The National Weather Service weather forecasters predict that anyone dreaming of a white Christmas should keep dreaming, as rain is much more likely than snow come December 25.

Officials say, on average, Hoosiers typically have a 1-in-3 chance of experiencing a white Christmas. Meteorologists define a white Christmas as one in which there is at least one inch of snow on the ground on Christmas morning. It doesn't have to be snowing on the holiday for that to happen, of course.

In Indianapolis there has been 33 Christmas days with snow on the ground since 1898. In 2010 the city accumulated five inches of the powder stuff. The last measurable snowfall on Christmas in our area was in 2010. But children on the holiday break could see a dusting of snow later in the week.

On Christmas Eve, residents will see a high of 40 degree with a low of 33 degree with cloudy skies. On Christmas Day, temperatures will soar to 49 degrees with a 60 percent chance of rain showers. Temperatures will drop to a low of 47 degrees.

And when returning those unwanted Christmas presents, take an umbrella. Skies will be rainy with a high of 54 degrees.

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