After rain and snow falls on Wednesday, Dec.2, the forecast through mid-month looks mild and dry.
Average high temperatures in December range from the low 40s to start the month to near-freezing by New Years Eve. However the latest climate outlook shows the region will be bucking that trend.
There is high confidence the great lakes will see above normal temperatures, especially through the middle of the month. Forecast highs right now are running 10 degrees above normal.
The warm temperatures should also keep the monthly snow total down.
On average, December sees almost 20 inches of snow. Expect below-normal snowfall, but like what happened in November, all it takes is one day to see significant snowfall.
The question now is will we see a white Christmas. That will yet to be seen, as of now its looking less likely.
Get the latest 10-day forecast here.