This November has been quite chilly across the East while the West bakes with above average and even record-breaking temperatures at times. The pattern will likely change by the end of November and as we enter December with a more zonal flow, bringing drier and warmer weather to much of the contiguous U.S..
Due to this change in the pattern by the end of November, the Climate Prediction Center and WeatherOptics agree that at least the first week of December will be warmer than average with the exception of parts of the West. The greatest likelihood for this above average temperatures will be found along the Gulf Coast.
Because of the warmer temperatures expected for the first half of the month of December, the chance for big snowstorms is low. That chance may increase as we get closer to Christmas, however.