If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you might be in luck — although it probably depends on your definition of “white.”
If by “white” you mean a few flakes that might linger for a second or two before vanishing on warm ground, well, you could be in luck. But if you use the “official” designation of a white Christmas — 1″ of snow on the ground on Christmas morning — you’re going to be disappointed.
WCIA meteorologists say there’s only a slight chance that Champaign-Urbana will see a few flakes on Santa’s favorite day. According to WCIA’s Jack Gerfen, a low pressure system to our north will need to slide south for that to happen.
All of this jives with what is expected to happen in our area in late December. Based on data from 1981 to 2010 collected by the Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign-Urbana has about a 31 percent chance of a white Christmas.
The good news: Santa’s sleigh always seems to find its way even if there’s no snow.