ATLANTA, GA — According to the National Weather Service and the Weather Channel the hot won’t get put in Hotlanta for just a bit longer. The two weather agencies have released a new long-range forecast for the next three months, reporting that May in Georgia should continue to be cooler than average. Enjoy it, because by June, expect things to warm up as usual.
Georgia and the rest of the South East region can expect temperatures to be cooler or close to average through May. With June, though, comes warmth. Temperatures will be normal and even above average temperatures at that time, according to the Weather Channel’s predictions.
The Weather Service says that May should bring above-normal temperatures and precipitation overall, although the first half of the month will be cooler than normal.
The three-month outlook forecast was released over the weekend by the Weather Channel, which predicts early summer will be like last year, when temperatures were “fairly tame,” running near or slightly above average.
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Here’s a look at the Weather Channel’s long-term forecast, month-by-month:
May: The East Coast can expect near-average or colder temperatures in May. The Southwest will likely experience another month of hotter-than-average temperatures.June: Much of the East Coast will see temperatures that are near or slightly above average.July: While there is the potential for “big-time” heat in much of the West in July, the Northeast will see temperatures that average or slightly above.
For now, expect to see plenty of April showers.
Here is the week’s full forecast:
Tuesday: Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 68F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Tuesday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 53F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 69F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 51F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Low 51F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday Night: Cloudy with rain ending overnight. Low near 50F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Friday: Partly cloudy skies. High 72F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low near 50F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 71F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night: Clear skies. Low around 50F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 76F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night: Clear. Low 53F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: A mainly sunny sky. High 77F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: A few clouds overnight. Low 54F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
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