Long-range forecasters say the overall trend of cooler, wetter weather will likely continue for the next several months, with some periods of hot and dry mixed in. Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center, says the regional climate outlook – going out just eight-to-14 days – shows the rest of July and into August will be on the warm side.
Fuchs says the trend from late summer into fall looks to be more of what we have seen most of the first half of the year.
With a very strong El Nino weather pattern developing in the Pacific Ocean, Fuchs says the winter outlook is trending toward less snow and cold for most of the country’s northern half.
Fuchs says the El Nino is now trending up and could be one of the strongest ever recorded.
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