Temperatures in the GTA are expected to dip below seasonal this weekend, giving us a few chilly fall days.
But one weather service is predicting a milder than normal December and January.
AccuWeather is forecasting a winter in Southwestern Ontario that will see temperatures that are above the norm at the beginning of winter, meaning we could get rain or wet snow in place of fluffy white snow.
The prediction comes in part because the weather service believes the direction of the jet stream will block Artic air entering the region from the north which will help create mild conditions, at least in December and January.
By February senior meteorologist Brett Wilson believes things will get colder and drier and we could see more snow.
"Due to the warmer start of winter in the east, lake-effect snowfall across the snow belts of Ontario will be lighter than usual for December and the first half of January before becoming heavier than normal for the second half of the winter, with more sustained invasions of Arctic air moving over the mostly unfrozen Great Lakes," he writes in his blog.
According to Accuweather, last winter was the 18th warmest on record. The warmest winter on record was 2009-2010, second warmest on record was 2011-2012.
Environment Canada is expected to unveil their winter outlook in the next few weeks.