The weather forecast for the 2011-2012 winter season is up, and it's not going to be pretty, according to an AccuWeather.com report.
Chicago, Illinois is expected to get the worst of the season, with plenty of cold weather and above-average amounts of snow.
People in Chicago are going to want to move after this winter, AccuWeather.com long-range meteorologist Josh Nagelberg said.
AccuWeather.com's report predicts that states in the Midwest and Great Lakes area will be hit the hardest.
The brunt of the winter season, especially when dealing with cold, will be over the north-central U.S., meteorologist and AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team leader Paul Pastelok said.
In terms of snowfall, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, and Philadelphia are all expected to get above average amounts, although it is not expected to be as bad as last year.
New York City, for example, had 62 inches of snow last winter, the report showed, which is far above the average of 29 inches. This upcoming winter season is expected to bring 33 inches of snow to the city.
Bad weather conditions are also expected in other parts of the country.
Southern states should expect more ice than snow, according to the report, particularly Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and northeastern Texas.
AccuWeather.com also predicts that Western states will have major weather swings, while conditions in Florida and states in the Southwest will be mild.
The Southwest will also have dry weather, as will western Texas, which the weather organization noted was unfortunate due to the extreme heat in the state.
Texas continues to suffer through the worst drought in its history, the forecast read.