FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Normally during the winter holiday season, we think cold temperatures and snow on the ground. However, that may not be the case this year.
As of Sunday night, the high temperature for Christmas day is forecasted to be 52! (check the 7-day forecast here)
This is about 15-20° warmer than the average high for this time of year.
If we were to reach the forecasted high, we would tie for the 5th warmest Christmas on record according to stats from the NWS Northern Indiana office.
Our warmest ever? 64° set back in 1982.
Even if we don't reach 52, we'll at least be in the upper 40s that day. If we surpass 45 for the high on Christmas 2019, that would actually be another one for the record books, marking only the 2nd time we've ever been warmer on Christmas day than both Thanksgiving and Halloween.
The only other time that has ever happened in the between the years 1911 and 2018 is back in 1954 (see the screenshot below)
Unless you're travelling to somewhere there's snow, small chance you'll be seeing a white Christmas this year according to our weather page.