It’s looking cold for the balance of 2009. Temperatures are expected to be cold, possibly below freezing most days, through the end of the year, with the exception of this Thursday and Friday. Typical of an El Nino pattern, generally dry conditions are also expected. However, minor disturbances will pass by giving us occasional snow or flurry chances. The first of these will be Saturday. This system will produce a dusting to an inch. As always, any given disturbance could intensify and give us several inches, or temporarily pull in warm air and rain, but for now it looks cold and dry. A white Christmas? It’s certainly possible in a pattern such as this.