We can expect a white Christmas and a cold Christmas in Haliburton County.

Environment Canada is calling for lower than average temperatures for this time of the year.

Meterologist Geoff Coulson says we will have a cool finish to the week.

The forecasted high for Christmas day is expected to be minus eight.

Once Boxing Day comes around, Coulson says residents can expect to see their thermometres drop.

Coulson says the cold air is expected to stick around until at least the first week of January.