Summer Drought Or Drench?
Rainfall will be above average over the Central US.
Across a swath covering parts of the Rockies, Plains, Midwest, and east to the Mid-Atlantic Coast, there will be occasional bouts of heavy precipitation, primarily from showery rains and big thunderstorms.
Elsewhere, over the Northeast and New England and the Far West, anticipate below-average precipitation. This, combined with the excessive heat, sadly also makes for a significant threat of wildfires and not much relief for the drought in the Southwest. Check out our tips on ways to stay safe during Fire Season
Due to the hot and humid conditions we expect in the Southeast and South Central regions, should expect an above average number of thunderstorms. (What’s safe to use during thunderstorms?)