Slim chance of having a white Christmas this year. The (mild) storms that will cross the area between now and next week will walk the thin line of either rain or snow. Bears some watching. Any one of these storms next week could produce a swath of snow somewhere across the Midwest.
While a bare ground on Christmas day isn't terribly unusual (our last "brown" Christmas was last year) the probability of no snow cover decreases the further into winter. Early February is typically the time we have our deepest snow pack.
Look for trail openings in early January as the freeze/thaw cycle finally breaks. Certainly cold enough for snow around the first of the year.
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story