Hot CLE summer ahead: Temps expected to be at or above normal

Hot CLE summer ahead: Temps expected to be at or above normal

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - We had a (nice) little taste of summer at the start of the week, but here at Cleveland 19 News, we're ready to start planning for an extended stretch of warm weather.

If you're a warm-weather lover, this one goes out to you.

Every so often, the NOAA NWS Climate Prediction Center (CPC), will release temperature outlooks for a period of time, whether it's the upcoming month or the upcoming season. With visions of beaches and outdoor concerts dancing in our heads, we're putting memories of that early-April snow to rest.

What is the outlook for the upcoming summer? The CPC is giving us around an 83 percent chance of at or above normal temperatures for the months of June, July and August.

As always with these outlooks, there may be instances of cooler weather in there, but overall the thinking is that we may very well see a warmer-than-normal summer.

Will there be any more summer-like weather in our forecast this week? I wish I could say yes! Things will be pretty cool along the lakeshore Tuesday, with highs only in the 50s this afternoon. Inland areas will creep into the mid-60s.

We are looking at an area-wide return to the 70s Wednesday and Thursday before cooler air moves in at the end of the week and into the weekend.

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