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Foot's Forecast: Dundalk White Christmas Slightly Possible

A winter storm could mean snow for some of the region, but probably not for areas south of Baltimore.

We've all been listening (since before Thanksgiving) to Bing Crosby and many other singers as they dream about a white Christmas.

While snowy Christmas mornings are rare in Baltimore, at least one forecaster says there is a slight chance of a white Christmas this year in parts of the region, though probably not for areas south of Baltimore.

This statement came from Foot's Forecast Winter Stormcast Director Zachary Fasnacht:

"A storm pushing through late on Monday could provide some with a white Christmas. Christmas Eve morning should start out dry, but by mid-afternoon light snow will begin pushing into the area. Areas to the south of Baltimore should quickly begin to mix with some rain as warm air pushes in. And by late evening, most locations will be mixing with rain. Expect all precipitation to end by the time the sun rises on Christmas morning. By that time a coating of snow will be possible on grassy surfaces to the north of Baltimore, with areas to the south likely not seeing any accumulations."

The National Weather Service says there is a chance of rain and sleet today before 2 p.m. in the Dundalk area, which will then turn to rain, with little to no snow accumulation expected. The high is expected to be 42 degrees today, with a low of about 35 tonight.

For Christmas Day, the NWS says Dundalk will see mostly sunny skies, with a high of 46. With a low of 36 degrees and a 30 percent chance of precipitation later Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, snow is possible.

No snow on Christmas makes it more difficult to spot reindeer hoof prints!


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