We'll get a break from the cold over the next couple of days as temperatures warm above average, but it won't last. Cold air will pour in later this week, probably sending temps below zero for lows with some highs only in the single digits. As the cold moves in, a light coating of snow will be possible.
There's a good chance for heavy snow to our south and east as the cold settle in KELOLAND this weekend. But, we're also getting indications that the cold will leave as we go into Christmas week. We might even get temps back to or even above average by Christmas Day.
As compared to the 22 inches of snow that fell during Christmas week of 2009, it does not look as if the weather outside will be frightful this Christmas.