The Climate Prediction Center recently updated its forecast for July from the outlook made a few weeks ago. Some minor changes were made, especially to the rainfall forecast. Drier than normal conditions are now in the forecast over the Upper Midwest and High Plains. The wetter than normal outlook across the Gulf Coast has been expanded across most of the Mississippi Valley and Tennessee Valley.
The temperature forecast has a few changes as well. The warmer than normal area that had been located from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast has been removed. Above average temperatures are still expected across most of the South, West, and East Coast.
— NWSCPC (@NWSCPC) June 30, 2017
The CPC notes that neutral water temperatures are still found in the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, no influences are expected this month from El Nino or La Nina. Forecasters made most of the changes based on updated weather model predictions and current overall meteorological trends.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels