Most of us will probably find this to be good news. It looks like Central New York can expect a warmer and drier summer this year.

It's about time, right?! After a terrible April with cold temperatures and a LOT of dreary, wet days, we've been waiting for some good news. News that the weather would get better. Luckily for us, May has been cooperating and giving us many sunny, warm days. Yes, we still have to deal with cooler days and rainy days, but hey, it's definitely nothing compared to the April we just dealt with.

I don't know about you, but after dealing with that awful weather, I was hoping Mother Nature would make it up to us. Maybe we would get a nicer summer. More warm days and more sunny days, especially compared to last year. Last summer wasn't TOO bad, but it was cooler and we did have a lot of wet days.

Well, it looks like good news for Summer 2018 in Central New York. The Old Farmer's Almanac is calling for a warmer-than-average and drier summer for our area. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac,

Summer will be hotter and slightly drier than normal, with the hottest periods in early June, early and mid-July, and early August...

This weather is expected for almost all of the northeast, from Maine to New Hampshire and Vermont, to pieces of Massachusetts and New York (obviously). Not all of New York is included in this long range forecast, however. New York City and western New York are NOT included.

We already know the weather is pretty unpredictable (especially in Central New York), but we're just going to keep our fingers crossed that the Old Farmer's Almanac is right about this summer. We could use some extra sunny days and some hot summer days, don't you think?





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