I know we are still in summer, technically, but fall is almost here and before you know it, it'll be winter. Since we in the Tri-States have seen mild winters over the past few years, could we be in for a major snowstorm in 2017? 

According to The Farmer's Almanac, we are in for yet another mild winter with some snowfall, but no major snowstorms on the horizon. The almanac states that from November 2017 to October 2018:

"The coldest periods will be from late November into early December, from late December into early January, and in early February. The snowiest periods will be in mid-November, early to mid- and late December, and early February. April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal."

However get ready, Tri-States. The Farmer's Almanac also predicts a hot and humid summer next year.

"Summer will be hotter than normal, with slightly below normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early and late June, early and late July, and mid-August. September and October will be warmer and rainier than normal."

Though the Almanac has an 80 percent prediction rate, it's obviously way too early to make any real predictions (and we all know mother nature has her own plans). It's always better to be prepared. All I know is I am ready for sledding and snowball fights.