Memo to Santa: Bring Rudolph with you to Modesto

We hate to disappoint you, but -- barring some unexpected act of biblical proportions -- Modesto will not have a white Christmas.

The forecast for Friday calls for a high of 56 degrees under a clear sky, although that lack of clouds will bring the temperature down at night to a chilly 32 degrees.

No moisture, no snow. Sorry.

Aside to Santa Claus: Better bring Rudolph, and get your Modesto-area route done well ahead of daybreak. The Christmas Day forecast includes patchy and freezing fog in the morning.

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