Will there be a White Christmas?

With rain falling and temperatures in the 50s, it’s hard to think about a White Christmas in Connecticut.

But … some forecasts say there’s an increasing chance that even Connecticut could see some snow on Christmas morning. Maybe not in Bridgeport or Stamford, but possible for Danbury and the Northwest Hills.

At this point The National Weather Service is saying not so fast. Christmas Day’s forecast is “Partly sunny, with a high near 35.”

Of course we’re days away from Christmas so it’s still early to say if the Snow Angels will visit us.

Probability of at least one inch of snow on the ground Christmas Day. Note: This is not a forecast. (National Climatic Data Center map.)You're guaranteed a White Christmas if you head north to Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and upstate New York. But what about Connecticut?

Here’s some forecasts:

NBC Connecticut: Christmas Day, Rain Snow Showers. Bob Maxon says there’s an “increasing possibility” of light snow late Christmas Eve into Christmas Day.

WTNH’s Gil Simmons says “it looks like one to three inches for a White Christmas” starting late Christmas Eve. Here’s what Gil is saying here.

WFSB forecasters: Tuesday (Christmas Day): Light AM snow possible, decreasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Low: 25. High: 35 inland, 38 shore.

Weather Underground: Chance of Snow 40% chance of precipitation

Weatherbug: Mostly cloudy on Christmas morning… then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

The Weather Channel:

Rain and snow showers. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation: 40 percent. High 34 degrees.


A chance for a bit of snow or flurries in the morning; otherwise, rather cloudy

Even if we don’t get a White Christmas, Josh Fox’s Single Chair Blog says there’s good hope that we could get some significant snow late next week. Dreaming of a White New Year’s Day?

Jim Shay