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Will There Be Snow?

The chances of Takoma Park seeing snow on Christmas this year are low. Still, one may always hold out hope for a white Christmas...next year.

Will Takoma Park see snow this Christmas?

It's an important question—folks hitting the highways want to know if the roads will be icy or slushy from winter precipitation, and kids and kids-at-heart hope that maybe Takoma Park might wake up to a fresh blanket of the white stuff on Sunday.

But, contrary to rumors from major news outlets that a "Nor'easter Could Bring White Christmas to Millions" (as posted on Yahoo! News from Good Morning America), The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang thinks it's highly unlikely that the Washington, DC, region will see snow on Dec. 25.

"The Capital Weather Gang strongly disagrees that there is the potential for a big Christmas weekend snowstorm along the East Coast," wrote Capital Weather Gang's Wes Junker on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 21.

"There is just a very slight chance of non-accumulating snowfall for the Washington area but no true nor’easter is in the works. A more likely scenario is for either light rain or for the weak wave [of snow from the southwest] to skirt us to the south bringing the area little or no precipitation on Christmas Eve or day. The latter scenario right now seems the most likely," Junker continued.

What about the rest of 2011?

"The weather pattern continues to be one that favors temperatures averaging about normal during the week leading up to New Year's as Pacific air sweeps across the country," Capital Weather Gang's A. Camden Walker told Patch.

Read more about the end-of-the-year forecast on The Post.

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