Will it be a white Christmas in Ottawa?

So far, something like the above image isn’t likely to be Ottawa on Christmas Day.

Will it be a White Christmas in Ottawa? So far, the forecast isn’t looking too good.

On Saturday, weather historian Rolf Campbell tweeted that rain is expected on Christmas day, rather than snow. The bulk of the rain has now shifted to be on Christmas eve; the Weather Network says there could be 35 millimetres of rainfall that day.

Photo: The Weather Network’s forecast for Christmas, as of Dec. 22, 2020.

All hope is not lost, Campbell says. The rain could yet shift to snow long enough to leave a sprinking on the ground, he tweeted.