Less Heat More Rain This Summer

Mother Nature shows the Northeast mercy

Richard Root
April 27, 2017 - 6:13 am
AccuWeather Summer 2017 Forecast Map



(WBEN) - Last year, AccuWeather Expert Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok pretty much nailed the forecast for the Northeast.

“July is a tricky month where there may be a few cooldowns from thunderstorms and back door fronts, but other than that I think June, July and August, you’ll see your series of heat waves,” Pastelok said on May, 12 2016.

So, he has my attention this year, and I like what he has to say.

Last summer, the hot, dry weather led to a drought, from which I'm still recovering.  This year, Pastelok says we're going to experience on and off wet weather.

“Especially in June and July, we should see some showers and storms from time to time,” Pastelok says.

He does say it will be hot, but not has hot.  I am okay with that.

The Southeast will be a little more humid than usual, but, because of the wet weather might see slightly cooler temperatures on average.

I was planning a vacation to the Carolinas in June, except, now that I wrote this story, I think those plans will change.

Why?  The Carolinas are most likely to get hit by tropical activity, if anything significant occurs.

The Plains will be hot and dry, and may even see drought conditions.

The West Coast will see more precipitation than last year, but that won't keep wildfires from being a threat.

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