Good news, Chicago.
If the Old Farmer’s Almanac prediction rings true, the area is in for a milder winter.
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.
Looks like we'll have to wait and see.