Very mild through Christmas

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Temperatures remain mild through southern Montana and northern Wyoming Monday, with readings in the 40s to low 50s for the afternoon.

Crested Butte, Colorado, has a 99% historical chance of experiencing at least one inch of snow on Christmas Day.

The Weather Service says there's also a chance of snow at lower elevations until Saturday.

After a frosty and foggy start to the day, people in most parts of the country are likely to see the wintry weather lift and make way for sunshine.

While this quiet weather pattern bodes well for holiday shoppers and travelers, it's a downer for snow lovers and others who are dreaming of a white Christmas.

On Christmas Day morning, temperatures in Scotland are forecast to fall to lows of minus 3C and about 0C in England and Wales.

Grand Avenue on Christmas Eve in Glenwood Springs a year ago. In the L.A. area and San Diego, as much as 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible.

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"As we get into next weekend, there's a weak system that will blow through the South Thompson there and maybe we'll see a few light flurries, but really no major storms on the horizon".

While nothing in this year's Christmas Day forecast appears "record breaking", another White Christmas seems very likely for Glenwood Springs. The high temp Wednesday night is expected to be 34 degrees, with partly cloudy skies.

Temperatures of Christmas past....2014 and 2015 were warm and well above average!

Historically, snow coats the ground over about 38 percent of the contiguous United States on Christmas Eve.

Malta is expected to have a windy but dry Christmas Day, with temperatures expected to reach highs of 18℃ and lows of 12℃.

Ahead of the big day, the Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning across the southwest of England and south Wales.

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