July has had it's share of hot temperatures and it looks like that trend will continue into August for most of the nation. That's according to the latest monthly outlook from the Climate Prediction Center
. The final month of summer is expected to see warmer than normal temperatures for almost all of the lower 48 states.
Drier than normal weather is in the forecast through most of the Plains and Great Lakes. An active monsoon season will likely continue across the Southwest, with odds favoring a wetter than normal month in Arizona and western New Mexico. The Southeast is also expected to see above normal rainfall.
The August outlooks reflect current active La Niña conditions, the latest model guidance, soil moisture conditions, coastal water temperature and decadal trends. You can read more on the details of the outlook at this link.