Most Americans won't have Christmas snow.

– White Christmas hopes fading for most Americans, but Rockies and Northern Plains may see late snow on Saturday into Monday.

– Only 12.7% of the U.S. covered in snow, 1.5% lower than Thursday. The nation remains mostly mild and snow-free.

– Christmas forecast for central Plains to Southeast looks active with potential residual impacts on travel.

– Chicago to be wet, not white, with temperatures in the 50s, rain showers possible. New York City to have dry weather in the lower 50s.

– Interstate 95 corridor continues snow-less streak, experiencing two mild winters. New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore have long periods without significant snowfall.

– St. Louis last saw measurable snow on Jan. 31, 2023. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, expected to break its record streak for no snow.

– Official white Christmas definition: at least 1 inch of snow on the ground or falling snow accumulating to at least 0.1 inches on Dec. 25.

– Warmer-than-average temperatures favored through December's end. Large high-pressure ridge brings December warmth, with some cities 50 degrees warmer than last Christmas. Minneapolis may reach 54 degrees on Christmas Eve, setting a record. Green Bay could reach 50, threatening records from Sunday to Tuesday.

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