Chances are looking very slim for a white Christmas in Illinois this year. Statistically speaking, there’s a zero to 20 percent chance of snow on Christmas in Southern Illinois, and a 20 to 50 percent chance in Central and Northern Illinois. Experts originally thought we’d have a pretty snowy winter because of the La Nina event out in the Pacific Ocean, but State Climatologist Jim Angel says that system has weakened.

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Angel says we could see plenty of snow in January and February to make up for the lack of it this month. But it doesn’t look like Illinois will be covered with a blanket of snow in time for Christmas.