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Christmas is just about here, and each year we provide our readers with our predictions for the holiday. Christmas falls on a Friday in 2020 so we hope you’ll have a nice, relaxing weekend. And, ‘tis the season, more than ever, to wish for a white Christmas—the perfect antidote for an imperfect year. Who will get a White Christmas? See what we’re forecasting for Thursday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) to Sunday, December 27th, 2020:
United States Christmas Forecast
Zone 1 – Northeast & New England
New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.
Fair and cold for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin
Increasingly cloudy skies for the Christmas holiday weekend.
Zone 3 – Southeast
Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida
Expect a fair but unseasonably cold Yuletide. Frosts can be expected down to the Gulf Coast.
Zone 4 – North Central
Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana
Fair, then stormy, with heavy snow over the Rockies and Plains. Looks like a White Christmas!
Zone 5 – South Central
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
Ho Ho Ho! Fair, then stormy.
Zone 6 – Northwest
Washington, Oregon, Idaho
Very unsettled weather for your holiday weekend.
Zone 7 – Southwest
California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona
Fair, then turning very unsettled for Christmas.
What’s in store for the rest of the winter, January-March 2021? Read our extended forecast here.
Canada Christmas Forecast
Here’s what we’re predicting for your Christmas and Boxing Day holidays for December 24–27th, 2020:
Considerable cloudiness, with some spotty light snow or flurries for Christmas and Boxing Day
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec
A freezing rain and ice storm arrives in time for Christmas and Boxing Day.
Freezing rain and ice during the Christmas/Boxing Day holidays.
Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Fair, then turning stormy with heavy snow in Rockies and out over the Prairies during the Christmas/Boxing Day holiday
Very unsettled for Christmas/Boxing Day.
Doing any skiing this holiday? Be sure to check out our 2020-2021 Canadian winter weather forecast!