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NOAA: Hotter than normal summer likely for the Southeast

The latest seasonal outlooks for the United States were released today. They show that for June, temperature is leaning towards warmer than normal temperatures. Most of the region shows no tendency towards wetter or drier than normal conditions for June except for Florida and the Gulf Coast. For the summer months of June through August, the warmer than normal conditions are also expected to be present across most of the country, while precipitation in the Southeast leans slightly towards wetter than normal conditions. I am guessing that with another active tropical season expected, the authors are expecting us to see some beneficial tropical rains again this year. Meanwhile, the West looks like things could get even worse than they are now. Based on the outlooks, they suggest that our drought may not last long, but that really depends on whether the tropics drop rain on us this year or not.