MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This might not be the best time to report this, given Thursday’s mild, sunny temperatures are earmarked as a #Top10WxDay, but predictions hold that this winter will be colder and wetter than average in Minnesota.

Or, at least, a colder and wetter first leg of 2018.

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The National Weather Service has released its three-month outlook for the nation, covering the months of January, February and March.

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The NWS outlook indicates that Minnesota stands a 40 to 50 percent chance for colder than average temperatures for that time of year.

(credit: National Weather Service)

Also, the NWS says that the majority of Minnesota stands a chance at receiving more precipitation than average during that span.

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The only portion of the state that wasn’t included in that prediction was the southwestern section.

(credit: National Weather Service)