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A white Christmas in Nebraska may likely remain just a dream

December 23, 2018

OMAHA - Some Nebraskans are dreaming of a white Christmas but the chances of that happening are slim. Corey Mead is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service and says temperatures will be in the 30’s and 40’s through the coming weekend and that will melt most of the remaining snow from earlier storms. However, he is keeping tabs on one possible storm system that could be brewing now.

Mead says, “It looks relatively dry through the weekend into early next week but there are some indications as we approach Christmas of a storm system moving into the Central Plains so there is still a shot at getting some snow for Christmas.”

Mead says that storm is well off-shore and in the Pacific Ocean. He will keep monitoring the weather models to see what shapes up.

If you are planning on sledding or snowboarding you may want to put those plans on hold. Mead says, “At this juncture it is just speculation. There is one model says there could be some snow around Christmas time and there are others that say the storm system won’t even move onto the U.S. So, we have a lot of differences in the weather models.”

The latest forecast calls for sunny skies on Monday with a 20% chance of rain, possibly mixed with snow in the afternoon. Temperature highs will hit about 40 degrees.

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