Last week, we finally revealed our long-awaited forecast for the winter of 2012-13.
With that question answered, however, many of you are still clamoring to find out what the next couple of months will bring.
After a long, hot, dry summer, those in drought-stricken areas will be happy to learn that the Farmers’ Almanac forecast promises some relief in the months to come.
The forecast for the autumn months can be summed up in three words: wet, wet, wet!
Stormy weather is expected to threaten much of the country, from the East Coast to the Rocky Mountains, in early September, including at least two hurricane threats near the middle of the month for the Gulf of Mexico and the Southeastern Coast. Later in the month, a tropical storm could threaten the Northeast.
Moving into October, fair skies will return for a few days before the weather shifts once again to more seasonable conditions. Look for snow in the Rockies as early as the first week of the month.
We expect wet weather to continue through much of October, though the end of the month should be pleasant for trick-or-treaters in most areas, turning stormier once you get west of the Rockies.
Those conditions will persist as November opens, with fair skies along the East Coast and Great Lakes, and stormy conditions to the west. Wet weather will move eastward in time for the the ING New York City Marathon. During the second week of the month, light snow could fall over much of the country, with flurries indicated for every region except the Pacific Northwest.
Continued cold, unsettled weather is expected for the following weeks, with snow predicted for New England, the Rockies, and the Southwest over Thanksgiving weekend, and wet, stormy weather elsewhere.
For more detailed predictions for your region, be sure to check out our long-range forecast!