The Climate Prediction Center
has updated their outlook for May
, making some changes from the previous forecast issued a couple of weeks ago
. Warmer than normal weather is still expected along the East and West Coasts, but an area of colder than average temperatures has been added in the Plains. The precipitation forecast looks similar, with wetter than normal conditions in the Plains and drier than average weather in the Northwest.
Great news continues in the drought forecast, with only western Washington and coastal Georgia and South Carolina seeing potential drought conditions.
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, according to the Climate Prediction Center
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels