I saw a winter prediction video that I think WeatherChannel put out. They're saying relatively mild for the Mid-Atlantic, but, late winter could be dicey. They see the jet stream buckling down a bit farther south in the last part of winter.
One assumes, then, December, January and early February will be okay, but we may get colder and snowier conditions in late February and March.
Not sure if it's a small trend or a new normal, but in this neck of the woods, it seems like March, April and even May are running colder than traditionally experienced here. Not seeing the same thing at the start of winter.
I'm rambling. To YOUR prediction, like I say every year, it's gonna do what it's gonna do. It will get cold here and it will snow here. All that's on the table is how cold and how snowy?
My prediction for Wilmington:
Winter minima: 5F
The minima is right at historic expected average. The snowfall is a little above average.
I think we'll see a lot of unstable weather. Lots of fronts and low-pressure systems. Many will be just rain. I believe our coldest weather will occur in February.