Warm along the coasts, cool in the Plains, and wet in the West. That's the overall message in the Climate Prediction Center's
(CPC) recently issued June outlook
. Warmer than average temperatures are in the forecast along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, with cooler than normal weather over most of the Great Plains. A good portion of the West and Plains are expected to see a wetter than average June.
El Nino conditions continue in the central Pacific
and are expected to linger through the summer. That, coupled with near record soil moisture conditions in the Plains led to the cooler than normal temperature forecast. The majority of forecast tools favor warmth along the East and West Coasts. Model guidance and global trends were the main factors leading to the above average precipitation forecast in most of the West and Plains, according to the CPC
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels