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Only the Southwest and a sliver of the Pacific Northwest are expected to see temperatures slightly cooler than average for the rest of summer.
Keep in mind this outlook is an overall trend for the combined three months. That means there will be periods that are hotter or cooler in each respective region of the country when compared to what is shown below.
July, on average, is the nation's hottest month, and the forecast this year looks like a scorcher for many.
A dome of high pressure that has brought hot conditions to much of the central and southern U.S. in mid-June looks to hold in place going into July.
That means an area that stretches from the Southern and Central Plains to the Ohio Valley will see temperatures the farthest above average. However, a much broader area from portions of the West to the East Coast is also predicted to have hotter-than-average temperatures.
The Southwest could be the only relatively cool spot compared to average next month; It might reflect the possibility of much-needed monsoonal thunderstorm activity in the region.
Along the West Coast and from southern Arizona and New Mexico into parts of the Southern Plains, mid-Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic, temperatures will likely be near average to slightly warmer.
Areas of the United States that could trend slightly cooler than average are the Southeast and along the Gulf Coast.
La Niña - an important factor in the fall temperature outlook - is expected to persist through the fall and into the winter.
"Given continuing La Niña conditions, we expect another anomalously warm October/November," noted Todd Crawford, director of meteorology at Atmospheric G2.
La Niña is the periodic cooling of the equatorial eastern and central Pacific Ocean. When sea-surface temperatures are cooler than average by at least 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit), along with consistent atmospheric indications for at least three consecutive months, La Niña is present.
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