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CPC: End of year outlook is for warmer than normal temperatures

The latest climate outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows that October and October through December are both expected to be warmer than normal. Precipitation for October is expected to be above normal in Florida and along the coasts but could be drier than normal farther inland, away from tropical weather. For the October through December period, the La Nina signal of low precipitation is apparent along the Gulf Coast and west into Texas, but due to the continued active Atlantic hurricane season, there are equal chances of lower than, higher than, and near normal precipitation in Florida and along the East Coast. The La Nina is expected to cause temperatures in January through March to continue to be warmer than normal, with drier than normal conditions across most of the region, but it is not expected to last into the second quarter of 2021.