White Christmas is canceled, little to no snow accumulation expected

Greater Cincinnati's white Christmas is off. 

The National Weather Service said little to no snow accumulation is expected on Thursday. Snow flurries are expected to begin around 2 p.m. as temperatures drop. 

Forecasters said as temperatures rapidly fall Thursday, slick spots are possible on elevated and untreated surfaces.

"A strong cold front will move across the Ohio Valley (Thursday), bringing sharply colder temperatures and a change from rain to snow. An arctic air mass will provide cold temperatures and a chance of flurries on Friday," the National Weather Service said. "Look for dry weather and a gradual rise in temperatures Saturday through Sunday as high pressure tracks to the south."

Temperatures are expected to drop to 29 by 10 a.m. on Thursday and Friday's high is 22. 

It's not unusual for us to miss out on a White Christmas.

According to the National Weather Service, while Greater Cincinnati usually sees some precipitation, only a small fraction of Christmas Days have had measurable snowfall.

Cincinnatians have only been graced with a white Christmas of an inch or more of snow 16 times since 1916. The last time the Cincinnati region saw a white Christmas was in 2010 when about an inch of snow fell and the snow depth was 4 inches.

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