As my 9-year-old says, "It's not Christmas until it snows," she's right it doesn't feel like Christmas just yet. It's got most of us thinking will there be a White Christmas? Well, the US National Weather Service Chicago shares what the chances are of seeing a White Christmas this year.

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The short answer, it's too early to tell whether that is going to happen or not, but we could see some colder weather coming into the region which could lead to snow, so there's a little hope. It's going to get downright bone-chilling cold too. Looking at the US National Weather Service Chicago Facebook page I am hoping that colder air stays in Chicago and doesn't travel down to our area.

A White Christmas happens when more than an inch of snow falls on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, according to The last time our area saw a White Christmas happened in 2017 so not that long ago, and there is always a chance it could happen this year. To be honest, I don't remember that snowfall it must have not been a lot, but I do have to admit it would be really neat to wake up Christmas morning and have a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. It would put a lot of new sleds Satna is bringing for Christmas to use for sure.

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There is a 21% chance of it happening so fingers-crossed for those of you, like my daughter, who need it to snow for it to really be Christmas.

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