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A Wetter Summer This Year

By: WITN Weather
By: WITN Weather

It looks like we'll see more showers this year than over the past few years.

It has been several years since we've seen so much shower activity in the spring and summer.  If the forecasts are right we will see showers more frequently this summer season than we've seen in quite some time.  We have suffered through a serious drought in much of our area for the past 4 to 5 years.  The weather pattern is hinting at higher humidity levels for the summer with near normal temperatures.  Our current computer models suggest an El Nino is developing in the equatorial waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean.  The result is more subtropical energy across the southern United States during the summer and this already seems to be happening.  The increased energy this year should act as a trigger to help develop more showers and thunderstorms than we've been accustomed to for the past few years.  I'm sure that will make some folks happy but others will be inconvenienced by more clouds and showers, especially those attending outdoor activities.  There is always the possibility that some of us could get more rain than we need.  In weather you have to take the good with the bad sometimes.

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