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Here’s where it will snow on Christmas

Christmas may bring some snow to parts of the United States. Will that include Utah?

New snow coats the buildings and surrounding landscape Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Beaver Creek, Colo.
New snow coats the buildings and surrounding landscape Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Beaver Creek, Colo.
Chris Dillmann, Vail Daily via Associated Press

It looks like some areas of the United States will see some snow on Christmas, bringing a little holiday cheer to what’s been a difficult year for many.

CNN reports that snow will likely hit the northern part of the United States, which is pretty normal for the season.

  • But parts of the South will also see snow. In fact, Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee, Asheville, North Carolina, and the North Georgia Mountains could all see snow on Christmas.

A winter storm currently in the Midwest will head east closer to Christmas. Those in New York and Florida will likely see wet weather on Christmas Eve.

“Last-minute shoppers need to be on the lookout for quick-moving storms,” said CNN meteorologist Gene Norman. “This storm setup could easily allow for dangerous winds and even a few brief isolated tornadoes. Especially at risk on Christmas Eve are eastern sections of North and South Carolina, southern Georgia and Alabama, and parts of the Florida Panhandle.

What about Utah?

KSL Weather reports that Utah likely won’t see any snow until the day after Christmas. Storms will move into the state on Dec. 26, leaving Utah without a white Christmas for now.

Snow won’t impact much of the Rocky Mountains and West, likely lingering in higher elevations, according to The Washington Post.

  • “In the West, no new snow accumulation is likely at lower elevations between now and Christmas. Whatever is there will stick around at altitude where cold temperatures should persist, with sufficiently cold weather Wednesday and Thursday to maintain the snowpack.”