Christmas Day, for many Americans, is about presents, family and dreary weather that justifies a second cup of hot chocolate or spiked cider.
It’s in our blood. From movies to retail storefronts, snow is as much a part of the holiday season as is the existential dread surrounding buying gifts for nieces and nephews you might speak to once a year, probably at the very Christmas get-together where they’ll receive said gift.
Alas, Bing Crosby’s vision of a “White Christmas” is not forecast to come to pass for Maryland this year, according to the National Weather Service.
Rather, Wednesday is going to be a normal, non-white Christmas day, with the weather service forecasting a low temperature of 33 degrees Fahrenheit and a high of 46.
Maryland’s forecast has no precipitation, not even flurries.
Children envisioning a model Christmas capped off by a day playing in the snow might be disappointed, but the adults who have to commute to work the day after are perfectly fine with this news, thank you.
In fact, the next week is expected to have largely moderate weather, with high temperatures hovering around the high 40s and low 50s through Monday.
There is a chance of showers Sunday and Monday, but with temperatures not expected to go below 34 degrees, the forecast calls for rain, not snow.