Forecasters are uncertain if the long term winter outlook will be warmer or colder than normal but one trend they're seeing is things could be wet.
Chris Geelhart at the National Weather Service in Lincoln says their prediction center is showing a large portion of the upper midwest being on the wet side as we get deep into the winter months.
According to Geelhart, it is difficult to predict how much snow we might end up getting. He says as individual systems develop, that's when snowfall amounts tend to become more clear. If you're hoping for a white Christmas, it's still too soon to tell.
As for predicting if things will be colder or warmer, Geelhart indicates their models aren't showing anything trending towards one way or the other.
As for the spring, Geelhart indicates the early prediction is showing warmer than normal but still wet.