Wetter conditions are expected to extend "from the northern Rockies, to the eastern Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley, in Hawaii and in western and northern Alaska," according to NOAA's projections, while colder temperatures should abound from the "Northern Tier of the country from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest and in southeastern Alaska." Basically, this winter is expected to be like winter, but it could end up being even colder and snowier than usual in many parts. Sorry, Minnesota.
The situation will be a little bit different on the East Coast, as the warmer air is set to waft up from the south and pervade much of the otherwise wintry conditions you'd expect. According to CNN, the East Coast has between a 33% and 40% chance of experiencing a warmer winter, which still leaves plenty of room for blustery, unforgiving days. Hawaii and western and northern Alaska are also set to experience warmer weather than usual.
Despite the projections, large swaths of the country have a strong chance of experiencing a pretty normal winter. NOAA classifies these regions as "Equal Chances." They "have an equal chance for above-, near-, or below-normal temperatures and/or precipitation because there is not a strong enough climate signal in these areas to shift the odds."