NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued its latest seasonal forecast for the US today. It shows that for both May and the May through July period, warmer and wetter conditions than normal are statistically most likely for most of the Southeast. This means that the drought conditions which have been increasing in Florida and Virginia are likely to be removed by mid-summer due to the expected rain. This pattern is also expected to continue into fall, with a shift in the area most likely to be affected by rain to the west into the Mississippi River Valley basin.

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