The latest monthly and seasonal outlooks were released by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center earlier this week. They lean towards warmer than normal temperatures for both October and the October-December period across the region. This is based on long-term warming trends along with the neutral ENSO conditions we are currently in. For precipitation, there is a band of higher probability of wetter than normal conditions along the East Coast for both the one-month and three-month periods. CPC also indicates that current areas of drought are likely to continue and could expand. Not a big surprise considering how dry we have been and are predicted to continue to be, as well as experiencing temperatures 15-20 degrees above normal after our brief respite this past week (at least in some areas).