Chances increasing for a white Christmas across Michiana

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Last week, when we last checked our "white Christmas chances," things were looking pretty grim. 

The "polar vortex" was behaving, temperatures were relatively minor, and our snowfall was basically non-existent. 

Now, it seems like winter wants to wake up just in time for Christmas.

So, what's changed? It's pretty simple: our first shot of very cold air of the season will arrive next week. 

Note the timing here: The polar air arrives on Christmas Eve across the Midwest. This is one of the crucial elements needed to start up the "lake-effect snow machine." 

While there is still time for the forecast to change, and it's too early to get specific, confidence is increasing that we'll see lake-effect snow close to Christmas across Michiana.

The question is, will the snow accumulate in time for us to officially record a white Christmas? Remember, snow depth measurements are taken in the morning! 

So, with all this in mind, we've increased our chance of a white Christmas significantly to 50%. 

Stay with ABC57 for the latest forecast updates, especially with potential snow on the way!

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