The final outlook for August sees the best chances for above-normal temperatures across Alaska, the West, the Southern Plains, the Northeast, and the Gulf states. Conditions are less certain for the rest of the Plains through the Mid-Atlantic.
Odds are also increased for wetter than usual conditions for monsoonal areas of the West. Looks like a slim chance for summer showers across most of the country, which are badly needed in areas suffering from wildfires and drought.
Drought during August is forecast to improve for parts of the Central Plains through Lower Mississippi Valley. While much of the drought appears likely to remain over the southwestern US, some improvement is possible for the Four Corners region