If you’re dreaming of a White Christmas, you may be out of luck this year. Generally the chance of having snow on Christmas are 40 to 60 percent in northern Illinois, 20 to 40 percent in central Illinois and zero to 20 percent in southern Illinois. But, the odds look a little slimmer this year says State Climatologist Jim Angel.
Angel says the weather in Illinois is being influenced by a strong El Nino, which typically means warmer temps and less precipitation. As for this area, Weather Underground is calling for temperatures in the 50s on both Christmas Eve and Christmas.