Dreaming of an Appleby Line white Christmas

With record high temperatures, if you’re wondering if we’ll see a white Christmas in Burlington, you’re not alone.

There are many parts of southern Canada still without snow. However, The Weather Network is predicting a slight chance that Santa will bring the white stuff.

Interestingly, while all major Canadian cities were at or above normal temperatures for the first half of December, long-range weather models suggest that Canada will be transitioning to a below seasonal temperature pattern over the holiday season.

This includes a developing storm system emerging for Eastern Canada, which could bring a white Christmas. Two centimetres of snow could fall on Christmas morning at 7 a.m. This is great news for the Halton Outdoor Club that has cancelled it's weekly cross sountry skiing trips due to lack of snow.

While a repeat of last year's ice storm isn't expected, weather models suggest a storm system could affect us sometime from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day. Details including timing, storm track and exact precipitation type have yet to be determined, but there is the potential for snow, rain, freezing rain, as well as strong winds. Holiday travellers should plan ahead.

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