Chilly Now, Warm for the Rest of Spring? - WSPA.com

Chilly Now, Warm for the Rest of Spring?

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Spartanburg, SC -

You may have noticed: since Tuesday our temperatures have been dropping each day.  The extended forecast shows mainly below-normal temperatures...not just for the next few days but perhaps through the end of the month.   This is spring?

 

Fear not if you're a warmer weather fan!  And if you are a fan of seasonal forecasts.

 

The long-term forecasters at the National Weather Service have issued their spring outlook.  The big story is that much of the country is expected to have a higher potential for warmer than normal weather from April through June. 

 

We typically get cooler spells even in times of warmer weather, but average it all out and the rest of spring should (could) be "warm".

 

As far as rain, there's no clear signal right now as to whether or not we'll be relatively wet or dry.  Areas on the Gulf Coast may be drier than normal, with wetter weather possible in parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes.  Which we would expect; if much of the country is warmer than normal, we would expect a jet stream (the upper winds that push storm systems around) to perhaps be farther north than usual.  this would mean better rain chances farther north, lower chances south.

 

I'm all for a warm spring.  As long as we have a "cool" summer.  No 100s, please!

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