If the Old Farmer’s Almanac prediction rings true, most of the United States won’t see a white Christmas.
According to the prediction for the 2019 winter season, above-normal temperatures are expected across the country, with the exception of the southwest, which could see a colder-than-normal season.
The predicted increase in temps for the Midwest and much of the U.S. comes from a decrease in solar activity and the expected arrival of a weak El Nino, according to the almanac.
Above-normal levels are also expected when it comes to precipitation, the forecast states.
Some of the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and part of Wisconsin, can expect to see a wet season, though the almanac notes that it expects below-normal levels of snowfall in areas that normally get snow.
A small portion of the Midwest could see snowier-than-normal conditions, however.
According to long-range forecasts from the National Weather Service as of August, October through December are expected to see above-average temperatures with normal precipitation. But the long-range predictions differ from the Farmer’s Almanac on precipitation.
According to the current National Weather Service outlook, Illinois isn’t expected to see above-average precipitation, but could actually be below-average for the later winter months.
This makes us think that we might be swapping out our snow boots for rain boots. Here are some of our favorite rain boots for women: