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Winter Weather Outlook

The National Weather Service says the warmer weather trends will continue further into the season.

“It looks like an extended period of warm weather through the rest of the month and then possibly even into January. The latest outlook from the climate prediction center is favoring above normal temperatures yet again,” said Ricky Castro, Meteorologist for the National Weather Service Chicago.

Castro expects above normal levels of precipitation for the season as well, but because of the warm temperatures, this means not a white Christmas, but a wet one.

That’s due to a record strong El Niño episode happening in the Pacific Ocean.

“The much warmer than normal water temps tend to result in a really strong jet stream into the west coast of the united states and then that floods the county with mild pacific air,” said Castro.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.

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