NOAA's Climate Prediction Center
issued the May forecast
last week. It calls for warmer than normal temperatures from the Eastern Seaboard and Great Lakes into the Northwest. Cooler than average temperatures are in the outlook for portions of the southern Plains. Wetter than normal weather is expected for the month from the Southeast into the West.
Weak El Nino conditions are expected throughout the upcoming month as warmer than normal Pacific Ocean temperatures are being observed. Current climate trends, soil moisture, model forecasts and global weather patterns were the main weather products used in the forecast.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels