ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore says the long-range winter forecast predicts 20 to 25 inches of snow for the St. Louis region.

The average snowfall is 15-and-a-half inches.

“Looks like a tough winter ahead here for us – colder and more snow than average,” he says.

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The area could see the first of the snowfall in November.

“It’s going to get really cold really quickly,” DeVore says. “We could see some early snow in November; we could see some bigger events as we get into January and February.”

He expects a drastic change in temperatures within the next few weeks, and the overall winter to be a degree or two colder than normal.

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