Yes, a possible white Christmas. Historically, there’s less than a 10 percent chance of Western Washington lowlands having a white Christmas.
How is this happening? The forecast calls for clearing skies on Christmas Eve, allowing temperatures to cool close to freezing early Christmas morning just as moisture from an incoming Pacific front arrives.
Precipitation along the coast will be rain around midnight, but snow could being in the interior or western Washington early Christmas morning. Forecasters believe the best chance of accumulating snow will take place in the Hood Canal, Kitsap Peninsula and parts of southwest Washington, with two to four inches falling. Elsewhere, light accumulations are possible on the higher hills or away from Puget Sound.
The snow will turn to rain by midday, with the exception of the Hood Canal.
The last time western Washington lowlands has a white Christmas was in 2008.
Four to eight inches of snow is expected in the mountains on Christmas day. If you are planning any travel on Christmas day, be prepared for the potential of adverse winter weather driving conditions.