Christmas Forecast (2023): Will Snow be a part of your holidays?

Hoping for a wintery holiday wonderland? Here is your Christmas forecast! (Christmas falls on Monday, December 25, 2023. The following Christmas weather forecast goes from Christmas Eve, December 24, until Wednesday, December 27, 2023).

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!

US White Christmas Weather Forecast 2023

A tree outside with snow and lights on it.

Zone 1 – Northeast & New England

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

Looks like any wintry precipitation comes to an end bringing clear skies for holiday events.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

Looks like any wintry precipitation comes to an end bringing clear skies for holiday events.

Zone 3 – Southeast

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

Some cold and wet precipitation may dampen this Christmas – but never our holiday spirit! After Christmas, expect a slow clearing.

Zone 4 – North Central

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

Looking good for a White Christmas! Possible heavy snow in Colorado and over the Plains just in time to set the mood for the holiday.

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

A stormy Christmas across New Mexico to Texas, then clearing. The Gulf Coast looks like it might be a wet holiday rather than white with rain in the forecast.

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Unsettled weather slowly improves for the Christmas holiday!

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

A very white Christmas for Utah with heavy snow forecast. Arizona looks stormy but may clear in time for opening presents.

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

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Canada Christmas Weather Forecast 2023

Here’s what we’re predicting for your Christmas and Boxing Day holidays for December 24–27th, 2023:

A Christmas tree outside with snow to represent Farmers' Almanac Christmas forecast.
Will the weather be snowy for Christmas?

Zone 1

Newfoundland, Labrador

With considerable cloudiness, some light snow or flurries are possible on Christmas and Boxing Day.

Zone 2

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec

Get ready for some slipping and sliding – a freezing rain and ice storm will arrive for Christmas and Boxing Day.

Zone 3


More ice than snow as freezing rain and ice settle in for Christmas and Boxing Day.

Zone 4

Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

Break out the hot cocoa: fair skies will turn stormy, heavy snow in the Rockies and over the Prairies during Christmas and Boxing Day.

Zone 5

British Columbia

Showery weather comes to an end, but a very unsettled Christmas and Boxing Day.

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

Doing any skiing this holiday? Be sure to check out our 2023- 2024 Canadian winter weather forecast!

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Will your town see snow according to our white Christmas weather forecast?

Are you looking forward to the holidays?

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Bonnie Fant

Never said anything about Alaska


Monday is the 26th!

Allison Owen

I’m in Conway ar


will it snow in michigan


Is it going to snow this year?


Im in SC

Sandi Duncan

Looks like it may not snow in SC this year — but you can see all of our predictions here under zone 3 –https://www.farmersalmanac.com/long-range-weather-forecast/southeast-us

Carrie K

No MONTANA?!??? Believe me, it’s Northwest. I might not be as loyal FA customer if you leave my HOME STATE out ?. Live in Maine but MONTANA has my ?


Montana was in the zone with Kansas and Colorado. You just missed it

Stephanie Allred

It’s says Montana in zone 4.

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