Dreaming of a white Christmas? You may be out of luck. The relatively mild weather we are experiencing in Fairfield County and beyond is expected to continue through the middle of December, according to the National Weather Service.
The Polar Vortex is forecast to remain near the North Pole, keeping Arctic air away from this region.
The Climate Prediction Center is calling for above-normal temperatures across this area through the middle of the month.
For this week, daytime high temperatures are already in the mid-40s and will rise into the mid-50s or warmer with partly sunny skies by the end of the week across Fairfield County.
A strong El Niño pattern similar to the one seen in 1997 has taken hold in much of the country west of the Mississippi River.
El Niño is a weather pattern that develops from a warm band of water in the Pacific near the equator. The resulting weather patterns can cause heavy precipitation in the southwest United States, but warmer and drier winters in the northern Midwest and Northeast.
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