If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, you're going to have to go somewhere else. Forecasters say this will be an unseasonably warm and wet week in northeast Missouri and western Illinois.

National Weather Service forecasters say the week begins with showers and possibly a thunderstorm Monday, with another chance of rain Tuesday night through Wednesday night, with thunderstorms again a possibility Wednesday.

More showers are in the forecast starting Christmas night and running through Sunday.

High temperatures start out in the low 50s early Monday, dropping to the mid 40s through the day. Highs will hang around the low 50s through Saturday, except for Wednesday, when we're expected to top out in the low 60s. The high Sunday should only get to the low 40s.

For the most part, lows for the week will hang around the mid 30s.

Specifically, Christmas Eve should be sunny with a high of 50, with Christmas Day partly sunny with a high of 53.

By the way, winter officially begins at 10:48 p.m. CST Monday.