The Weather Network Delivers its Summer Forecast
The Weather Network’s team of meteorologists has just released their summer forecast for the months of June, July and August.
Following a volatile spring, the upcoming summer is expected to bring warm temperatures, but not excessive heat, as well as enough rainfall to prevent the return of widespread drought.
The Memorial Day weekend is shaping up to be very warm and sunny for those west of the Rockies. However, east of the Rockies, cooler temperatures will dominate and the threat of showers and thunderstorms may put a damper on outdoor activities for the unofficial start of summer.
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Most of the country can expect near to above normal temperatures this summer. The heat will be most persistent west of the Rockies, east of the Appalachians, and along the Gulf Coast.
The Heartland will be more vulnerable to periods of cooler weather. Back and forth temperature swings will lead to near normal temperatures for most of the region, but near to slightly cooler than normal temperatures are expected for the Upper Midwest.
Surges of subtropical moisture will bring numerous showers and thunderstorms for parts of the interior West, leading to above normal precipitation from the Four Corners northward through the Rocky Mountains.
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Abundant Gulf moisture and frequent storms will also bring above normal rainfall from the lower Mississippi and Ohio Valleys through the eastern Great Lakes. Elsewhere much of the country can expect near normal precipitation, though dry conditions may continue for parts of Florida and Georgia.
“While it’s not expected to be exceptionally hot or cool across the country, the weather patterns shaping up for this season are likely to bring typical summer heat for most,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist with The Weather Network.
“There is some uncertainty in the overall weather patterns though, because we are headed into an El Niño event while still on the heels of one of the strongest El Niño events on record.”
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