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Summer Outlook

Cooler, wetter weather possible
Posted at 12:35 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 13:35:33-04

We’re getting into the thick of what is typically some of our warmest and wettest months of the year. However, the months of June, July, and August (AKA summer!) might be a little bit different.

In the latest 90-day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center, the central United States from North Dakota all the way down into Texas could see some cooler than average temperatures, with a bit of a bulls-eye for even better chances of cooler than average temps in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

Keep in mind, the average highs in Omaha during the June, July, and August months are 83, 87, and 85 degrees respectively. So cooler than average temperatures won’t necessarily mean “cold,” just cooler than those averages.

When it comes to rain, our active pattern looks to continue through the summer months with much of the country looking at rain being more likely than average. Omaha typically receives four inches of rain during June, July, and August, but this year we could see more!

As for the rest of the month of May, it looks like our active pattern will continue along with some warmer than average temperatures.