Below Average Precipitation Projected In Florida This Winter, Temperatures Hold Steady
By Space Coast Daily // November 27, 2016
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(WEATHER) – Temperatures are expected to be near average or warmer than average across the Lower 48 for the remainder of 2016 into 2017, according to an outlook released Friday by The Weather Company, an IBM Business.
La Niña will likely be an important factor in the temperature and precipitation forecast into early 2017, but there are other elements to consider as well.
Near-average temperatures are anticipated during the December through February period in much of the West, as well as along the East Coast. Meanwhile, warmer-than-average conditions will stretch through the Plains and into the Midwest, with temperatures the highest above average in parts of the upper Midwest.
A pattern more like El Niño is expected to persist through at least mid-December, characterized by warmer-than-average temperatures across the northern tier, with near-average temperatures in portions of the Southeast and West.
Changes are likely later in December, which may lead to cooler temperatures, especially in northern regions of the contiguous U.S. as the winter progresses.
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