NEW YORK (WABC) -- Winter is around the corner so what can you expect in your neck of the woods?
In the northeast, expect more frequent storms this upcoming winter. There's also a good chance for above-average snowfall.
Temperatures should average about 3-5 degrees colder than last winter.
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Expect early lake effect snow events in the Great Lakes Region, while bitter cold will take hold in the High Plains as snowpack develops early.
In the Southeast, expect a mild start to the winter, but there could be some cold intrusions after the new year with a threat of damaging freezes for the citrus crop in Florida.
From the Central Gulf states to the Southwest expect a fairly quiet season, but a couple of ice storms are not out of the realm of possibility for Texas.
Finally, the Pacific Northwest will get off to an active start, with moisture-laden storms dropping lots of rain and mountain snow.
What the New York area should expect this winter