Despite the drought and unusually warm weather of late, a pair of winter storms means that much of the U.S. is likely to beat the odds and have a white Christmas.
Last week's storm left a blanket of snow across much of the northern U.S. and eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.
Fresh snow was to begin falling in western Nebraska last night and today, filling in much of that area.
A swath of the Southern Plains is forecast to turn white today as a major storm sweeps across and heads toward the northeast.
What are the normal odds of a white Christmas?
Click here to see a map from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Source: National Weather Service, AccuWeather Inc.
— Nancy Gaarder