Expect above-normal temperatures for most of the country for the second half of October. The outlook favors above-normal temperatures for most of the central and eastern CONUS and Southeast Canada and above-normal temperatures for much of the second half of October.
Forecast of below-normal temperatures for October is focused over some areas of the Pacific Northwest to the northern High Plains. Above-normal temperatures are expected for the Southeast, lower Appalachians and lower mid-Atlantic.
Above-normal precipitation remains most likely for areas of the Southwest. However, the first week in October indicates very little precipitation for much of the Southeast from Texas to the lower Atlantic seaboard, with the potential for above-normal precipitation during the second half of October.
Expect above-normal precipitation for parts of the Florida Peninsula and above-normal precipitation for the west coast of Alaska.