This winter, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting a mild season overall due to the possible emergence of El Niño. With above-average spring temperatures, higher temperatures than usual in the South and West in the winter, and wetter conditions in the Pacific Northwest, this year’s forecast calls for some pleasant surprises. At the same time, colder-than-normal temperatures are expected in parts of the northern Rockies and Midwest. Get ready for mild temperatures and varying conditions this upcoming winter!