This week’s snow might have got us all prematurely a little too excited, don’t put those shorts and tees away just yet. The NOAA is calling for above-normal temperatures to be favored over the next couple of weeks for the CONUS. The highest probabilities of above-normal temperatures are indicated along the West Coast and New England underneath predicted above normal heights. Near to above normal temperatures are also favored for Alaska.
Summer’s not over yet! High temperatures will be warming to the 80s today and Saturday and near 90 on Sunday and Monday. Cooler and wetter conditions will move in for Tuesday through the end of the week. The Climate Prediction Center is then favoring warmer and drier than normal conditions for the last week of September.
There are increased chances of near to above normal precipitation across eastern mainland Alaska due to persistent surface low-pressure systems forecast near the Alaska peninsula. Slightly below normal precipitation probabilities are forecast for the northern Rockies eastward into the northern Great Plains. Above normal precipitation is slightly favored for most of the eastern CONUS and portions of the southern Great Plains.