The year is expected to end warmer than normal in most of the nation. That's according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center
. They recently released their 90 day outlook
from October through December with above average temperatures expected over the majority of the lower 48 states.
Wetter than normal weather is forecast in the Southeast, Middle Atlantic and portions of the Plains and West. Drier than average weather is predicted for parts of the Northwest. The drought outlook calls for some development or a continuation of drought conditions across the southern tier of the country.
Model guidance and long term climate trends were the main factors used in the forecast. Neither El Nino or La Nina conditions are expected in the Pacific Ocean to end the year.