2016 US Summer Forecast: More 90-Degree Days than Normal to Scorch East; West to Battle Drought, Fires

By Jillian MacMath – AccuWeather

As a strong El Niño fades, the weather across the country will slowly change. In much of the eastern United States, a hot summer is in store.

Rain and thunderstorms will dominate the pattern in the central and southern Plains, while the opposite occurs in California and the Northwest, and scarce rainfall leads to severe drought conditions.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: 2016 US Summer Forecast: More 90-Degree Days than Normal to Scorch East; West to Battle Drought, Fires

JUMP TO: Northeast, mid-Atlantic: Heat to come on strong in early summer| Southeast, Gulf Coast: Tropical threats may hold off until late summer | Hot, dry pattern to grip the Midwest and northern Plains | Southern Plains, Southwest: Rain, thunderstorms may keep summer temperatures down | El Niño’s aid not enough for the West; Drought to rebuild across the region

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