Philadelphia May Have a Rare White Christmas This Year

Frederick Owens
December 17, 2017

In Macon County this year, there is about a 30 percent chance of waking up to a snow-covered ground on December 25, according to the weather service.

The National Weather Service calls for a slight chance of snow showers late afternoon Saturday, but that seems to be the extent of the snow possibilities for a little bit. DOWNLOAD THE NEW ABC7NY EYEWITNESS NEWS APP FOR ACCUWEATHER UPDATES WHEREVER YOU AREGiven the recent cold temperatures, roadways will become snow covered and slippery.

The last time was 1.1 inch of snow in 2002, and prior to that it was the 4.1 inches of snow that fell 48 years ago on Christmas Day in 1969.

For Saturday morning, the skies will be sunny and temperatures will reach the mid to upper 30s, causing snow from Friday to turn into slush. West winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. The advisory lasts until 1 a.m. Saturday for Eastern Long Island and southeastern CT.

Murray said Saturday afternoon will offer the region's first chance at snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.

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Sunday, there is a 60 percent chance of rain before 7 a.m., then showers are likely between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., the weather service said.

Monday, cloudy, with a high near 39.

Tuesday, partly sunny, with a high near 41.

Thursday, a chance of rain and snow showers. Black ice will be an issue overnight into tomorrow with lows near 26.

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be milder than normal for December, with highs of 35 and 40, respectively.

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