Warmer than normal temperatures are expected across the nation for July, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC). The outlook for next month has above average temperatures in the forecast from coast-to-coast, with the highest odds in the Northeast and West. The Southeast and Gulf Coast states can expect to see a wetter than normal month. Drier than normal weather is forecast for the northern Rockies and High Plains.
Current land surface conditions, dynamical model forecast guidance, statistical based tools and long term positive temperature trends in most areas were the main influences used to support the July outlook, according to the CPC. With neutral sea surface temperatures observed in the Pacific Ocean, La Nina or El Nino conditions are not expected to have an affect on global patterns.