Illinois won't likely have a white Christmas this year. State Climatologist Jim Angel says the odds are at about zero percent for having snow on the ground Christmas day. He says based on historical data, there's usually about a 50 percent chance that at least the northern third of Illinois will have snow on the ground at Christmas. But this year will likely be the exception.
He says most of the Illinois is still waiting for the first snowfall of the season. The snow that's fallen in just a few spots hasn't stuck around for long.