The season is starting to change. Usually the switch doesn't get flipped until September but this year it seems to be happening already. A little to early for me, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for a late return to summer and/or a long mild fall. Regardless of what we want it is going to happen so I went looking to see if the forecast are out for this year. Here is what I found according to Firsthand Weather.
Northeast and Great Lakes: A good portion of the Northeast will
likely experience a colder-than-average winter, but it really depends on
where you’re located. Places in the northern Northeast like Maine could
actually have around average temperatures and snowfall, while regions
more to the south and along the coast may feel the effects of heavier
snowfall and brutally cold air. The Great Lakes region will be brutally
cold; however lake-effect snowfall could be considerably less this year.
This was hard for me to include on my winter map, which is why I wanted
to mention it here. Waters on the lakes are still very cold from this
past winter with chunks of ice that were still being spotted as late as
this past July 4th. This will likely have an effect on the lake-effect
snow machine this upcoming winter.