While summer has officially ended, well over half of the US is having another heatwave, which has brought temperatures well into the 90’s and above. While these conditions MAY be short lived, we released an article a few weeks ago on La Nina.
NOAA said La Niña conditions are becoming more likely later in the fall and into the winter, and that could influence the weather conditions in the months ahead. December could be colder than average for parts of the northern and eastern states, but it might not stick around deeper into the winter months, given the expected La Niña influence.
A broad swath of the country – from the Midwest and northern Plains into the Southwest – is expected to have above-average temperatures overall in October, continuing a trend that has been in place much of September. Temperatures could be near or just above or below average in the eastern states.
In November, above-average warmth is forecast to dominate during November. In the Northeast, temperatures may begin to push toward below-average overall, a trend that is expected to continue into the start of winter. Things will start to change once December rolls around. Much of the eastern and northern U.S. may experience temperatures near or slightly below average. As mentioned earlier, the risk for colder-than-average temperatures in the eastern states is expected to come earlier in the winter.
If you felt like the Northeast got jipped out of a decent summer, warm temperatures could last well into November. So, for those of you who are warm temperature lovers, you can expect to keep the summer clothing out for a bit longer.