Time to bundle up, because it looks like the first significant snow of the season is on its way to many states this weekend. It all starts with an unusual weather pattern that will bring snow down to Texas through Friday, according to the Weather Channel.
The heaviest snow in Texas will fall in the mountains in the Big Bend, but even those who live in much lower elevations in the western part of the state can expect to see some snow build up. Though some states, especially those in the Northern Plains, have already seen snow this season, many places that usually get snow first have not.
The snow in Texas (and even in Mexico!) will happen before many Midwestern and Northeastern cities will have their first major snow of the season. But don't worry, the snow definitely won't forget about those regions.
The cold weather pattern is expected to move to the Midwest and the Northeast later this weekend. Some cities by the Great Lakes, including the Buffalo metro area, might even get hit with a full foot of lake-effect snow. Though some other Northeastern cities away from the lakes can also expect snow, they will likely only get a few inches in comparison.
It's hard to know the exact path that the system will take — and how much snow will build up along the way as it moves forward. But it's safe to say that winter is ready to say hello — and perhaps stay for awhile.
After a long and unseasonably warm autumn, it looks like many people will finally be able to curl up on the couch by the fireplace with a nice warm cup of hot cocoa.
Are you ready for the colder weather?
h/t Weather Channel