Last summer was exceptionally hot in many regions, with drought conditions across much of the U.S. and Canada. Will the coming summer be a repeat performance, or will we see some relief? The answer to that question depends on where you live.
Many areas are expected to see hotter than normal temperatures this summer, with the Northeastern U.S. and the West Coast predicted to see dryer than normal conditions.
With the exception of New England and the Northern half of the Mid-Altantic region, the Eastern half of the U.S. and Canada, will see some very hot weather with normal amounts of precipitation. This area will extend from the Ontario, down through the Eastern portion of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma (excluding the panhandle) and northeastern Texas down to Florida and the southern East Coast.
In the Prairie Provinces, Rockies, and Southwestern States, we’re predicting average temperatures and rainfall, bringing some much needed relief to areas that have been baked by drought conditions for the last two summers.
Along the West Coast, From British Columbia down through California, were calling for warm and dry conditions, which could signal a dangerous season for wildfires in Southern California.
We expect the opening days of summer to be very hot in most regions, with storms in the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions and lighter showers elsewhere.
July will be oppressively hot in many areas, with numerous thunderstorms in most regions, except for the Northeastern U.S. and the West Coast.
As August opens, the scorching heat will peak, with temperatures well into the 100s predicted for the entire East Coast. Elsewhere, conditions are also expected to be hazy, hot, and humid. Toward the middle of the month, the Southeastern states could see some tropical storm activity, followed by another cyclone threat toward the end of the month. Elsewhere, the opening days of the month will be dry, with conditions turning wetter a few weeks in.
Showers are expected to dampen Labor Day festivities in most regions. Only the West Coast will be dry that weekend. Rainy weather will retain its hold through early September, as summer turns to fall.