If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, you may be out of luck this year. Generally, the chances of having snow on Christmas Day are 40 - 60% in Northern Illinois, 20 - 40% in Central Illinois, and 0 - 20% in Southern Illinois. But the odds look a little slimmer this year according to State Climatologist Jim Angel.
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Angel says the weather in Illinois is being influenced by a strong El Nino, which typically means warm temperatures and less precipitation.