Jill Layton
December 21, 2015 11:40 am

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, but don’t live in the Rockies or Central Plains. . . we have some sad news for you. Your dreams probably aren’t going to come true this Christmas. Weather forecasters are saying temperatures are unseasonably warm right now and will most likely prevent snow from accumulating (or falling at all, depending on where you live).

The northeast is looking at temperatures in the 70s this week, which is 30 degrees above average. The high temps will cause New England to have the least amount of snow coverage they’ve had on Christmas in 13 years. If you live on the east coast, you know that 70 degree temps basically mean bathing suit weather — which is super fun, but not when you’re really hoping for a white Christmas. The warmer temps are all thanks to El Nino, according to The Weather Channel.



The Weather Channel is predicting snowfall in the central Plains on Christmas Eve into Christmas Day, with possible flakes falling in eastern Colorado through to southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. But in other typically snowy parts of the country, the snow is likely to melt before Christmas morning.


The Today Show breaks it down for us:

So if you’re set on having a white Christmas this week, you may just need to DIY it.

(Featured image via Columbia Pictures)