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Old Farmer's Almanac predicts more rain, less snow for much of Midwest

Sorry, snow lovers.
Credit: Old Farmer's Almanac

Snow lovers will have a disappointing winter if the annual prediction from the Old Farmer’s Almanac comes true.

The 2018-19 weather map shows the bi-state area will have some precipitation—but it’ll come in the form of rain, not snow. Central, west and southwest Missouri are more likely to see snowflakes. The area is in the only “snowy” section in all of the eastern U.S.

Wet and warm is the story for much of the Midwest, as well as all of the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

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The only areas predicted to have cold and snowy weather aren’t where you might expect: parts of Arizona, Nevada and the southern, interior section of California.

The almanac is predicting above-normal temperatures for almost the entire country. It’s attributing the milder winter to a decrease in solar activity and a weak El Nino.