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Will first snow flakes fall this week? NWS says ‘above average’ precipitation growing likely in November

October ended with a lot of rain. November is shaping up to start with cooler temperatures and a drier pattern. But don’t expect that to stick around for long.

The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center says the long-term outlook for the month of November includes above average temperatures and precipitation.

The second graphic is less surprising, as November typically begins the lake effect precipitation season.

While major winter storms are less common – getting off-and-on precipitation, whether it’s rain or snow – is pretty standard.

The first chance of flakes comes this week between Tuesday and Wednesday, as temperatures drop low enough for the first time to see a little frozen precipitation. However, forecasters say it will largely be driven by elevation.

Higher terrain will see a chance for some snow showers, while most see rain showers.

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