White Christmas likely not going to happenWisconsin News
-- If you dream of a White Christmas, you might want to go back to sleep.
If you dream of a White Christmas, you might want to go back to sleep. The National Weather Service says Wisconsin will only get a few periods of light snow or rain during the week. And high temperatures will be above freezing every day until Friday in at least some parts of the Badger State.
Today, a cold front will move through Wisconsin – and the far north can expect light snow showers and highs in the 20’s. But in the southeast, a dry but cloudy day will keep things much warmer with highs in the low-40’s. And it will only get a few degrees cooler as the week goes on.
Christmas will be just as bare in most other parts of the country. The Weather Service said only 24-percent of the nation was covered by snow yesterday – compared to 50-percent last year and 63-percent in 2009. And meteorologist Phil Kirk of Weather-Trends-360 said the south central and southwest U.S. will be the cold spots on Christmas Day – while the Midwest and East will stay mild with almost no new snow.
Parts of southwest Wisconsin had up to four-inches of the white stuff early Saturday. But it melted quickly, because of a warm weekend. Temperatures in that area were above freezing at six this morning. It was 37 in Mineral Point, and 34 in Prairie du Chien. Janesville was the state’s warm spot at 39.