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Christmas Weather Forecast (2021): Will It Be White, or What?

Will the flakes fly for Christmas? See what we're forecasting for your holiday weekend.

Note: We update our seasonal weather forecasts once a year, so be sure to bookmark this page or signup for our newsletter to get updates!


Christmas. It’s a very important holiday for many. Many travel over the river and through the woods to see Grandma and other family members. So will the weather cooperate?

In 2021, Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, so we hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend to enjoy it with friends and family. If you’re dreaming of a White Christmas be sure to see what we’re forecasting for Friday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) to Monday, December 27th, 2021:

United States Christmas Forecast 2021

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Zone 1 – Northeast & New England

New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.

Brrr! Hello, Jack Frost! Frigidly cold weather arrives in time for the Christmas holiday; scattered snow showers, flurries.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

Brutally cold Christmas season. Bundle up!

Zone 3 – Southeast

Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida

Dry and cold for Christmas and through the weekend.

Zone 4 – North Central

Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana

Ho! Ho! Ho! Fair skies and not so frigid for Christmas.

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Clearing skies but still quite cold. Time to roast some chestnuts on an open fire!

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Fair but chilly for Christmas and the weekend.

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Jingle all the way! Fair skies, with colder temps along the Pacific Coast.

Be sure to check the detailed forecasts for your U.S. zone here.

What’s in store for the rest of the winter, January-March 2022? Read our extended forecast here.


Canada Christmas Forecast 2021

Here’s what we’re predicting for your Christmas and Boxing Day holidays for December 24–27th, 2021:

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Zone 1

Newfoundland, Labrador

Increasing clouds, expect a cloudy Boxing Day.

Zone 2

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec

Jack Frost will be nipping at your nose: frigidly cold weather arrives from the Arctic just in time for the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays. Then expect some scattered snow showers and flurries.

Zone 3

Ontario

Brrrr! Expect it to be brutally cold Christmas and Boxing Day.

Zone 4

Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

Fair skies and not so frigid for Christmas and Boxing Day festivities.

Zone 5

British Columbia

Fair and colder. Christmas and Boxing Day should be dry.

Be sure to check the detailed forecasts for your Canadian zone here.


Doing any skiing this holiday? Be sure to check out our 2021-2022 Canadian winter weather forecast!

Skier's or snowboarder portrait. Bearded man in winter hat and black goggles at snow blizzard in the forest. Happy and smiling snowboarder with snow on his face.

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