"It's a complicated question," said Brian Alworth, a meteorologist with KFVS12 in Cape Girardeau.
"Some will say 'My grandmother says a warm fall means a cold winter,' or the other way around.In the long haul, there's actually very little correlation between one season to the next." Alworth
said there are exceptions, such as the case of a large-scale pattern like El Nino that will affect weather for months.That means, Alworth
said, that the warm weather now might affect the winter if the same weather patterns hold up.
"Nobody's saying it's going to be 80 degrees all winter," he
said, should hit a high of about 60 with a chance of rain by Sunday.Alworth
said the average high for early November is 58.