Based on historical data, the state’s Climatologist lays out our chances for a white Christmas in Illinois. To officially be a white Christmas, there must be at least an inch of snow on the ground. The likelihood of that happening depends on where you live says State Climatologist Jim Angel.
Angel says this year isn’t looking good. December has been pretty dry so far and there aren’t any big snowfall predictions in the long-term forecast.
Meanwhile, this area’s forecast doesn’t look that promising for a white Christmas. The forecast for Christmas Eve in multiple different forecast shows temperatures in the lower to mid 30s with partly cloudy skies—although flurries are mentioned in one forecast. As for Christmas Day, most of the forecasts have partly cloudy skies and a high temp in the upper 20s. One of the forecasts as of this time mentions a chance of sleet and snow on Christmas Day in the afternoon.