“Remember, the definition of a white Christmas is one inch on the ground.”
State Climatologist Al Dutcher with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says that inch likely will come from the snowstorm earlier this week, though there could be snow on Christmas Day. He says another storm is developing.
“It was pushing it off until after Christmas, but now there are signs that maybe western Nebraska will start to see some snow break out on Christmas Day and that will spread eastward as the day progresses and possibly hitting us as early as Christmas night,” according to Dutcher.
Dutcher still believes the storm will come after Christmas, but he says when it does come, it will produce significant snowfall.
“But I think everybody should be made aware that if this plays out the way the models are indicating there’s going to be a rather significant storm system somewhere in the Central Plains and it bears watching as we get closer to the event,” Dutcher tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Dutcher says the storm could come in on or before Christmas Day, but most likely will arrive Christmas evening.
“Very possible that we could see the storm emerge out before Christmas, but hopefully the models are just a little bit off, we’ll see that storm come in, but it won’t cause any problems in terms of travel until we get past Christmas Day,” says Dutcher.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:35]