WATCHING WINTER LIVE — The National Weather Service has an actual definition for a white Christmas: one inch of snow on the ground by 7 a.m. Dec. 25. Between the system currently moving into the Northeast and another snow-maker in the extended forecast, chances are on the rise for this holiday hope.

Join WGN-TV Chicago’s Chip Brewster and WOOD-TV Grand Rapids’ Chief Meteorologist Ellen Bacca on Watching Winter Live as they break down the near-term forecast and long-range outlook. The winter weather-centric live stream starts at 11:45 a.m. ET / 10:45 a.m. CT within this story.

Today’s topics will include:

  • Snow and rain moving into the Northeast today
  • An update on the nation’s snowpack
  • Temperatures drop across the North and stay there
  • Multiple chances for more snow over the next 10 days from coast to coast
  • Increasing likelihood for white Christmas

Watching Winter Live is an interactive live stream with the second half of the show devoted to answering viewer questions. What’s yours? Ask it using the form below and we’ll do our best to include it in the show.