Meteorologist Says White Christmas Likely For Champaign-Urbana

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A local meteorologist is predicting a white Christmas for Champaign-Urbana.

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People hoping for a white Christmas this year may be in luck.

Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard with says a system will move through our area on Sunday, Christmas Eve.

“As it stands right now, I think Champaign-Urbana is in line for very close to an inch of snow," Pritchard said. "So, while I was a little bit less certain a couple days ago, if you ask me now this (Friday) morning, I think it looks pretty good.”

But, Pritchard says it shouldn’t have much of an effect on people’s travel plans.

“It’s going to be kind of a long duration, starting Sunday morning, lasting into the afternoon on Sunday," Pritchard said. "but a light snow that’s slow to accumulate, and the accumulations will be highest on grassy surfaces, so I’m not anticipating any major travel impacts.”

Pritchard will continue to update his weather forecasts on the Chambana Weather Facebook page and Twitter account.

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