If you thought 2020 was out of curveballs to throw, how about a potentially historic heatwave?
The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center said Tuesday that July could see record-breaking heat in most of the country.
“Our final outlook for July 2020 sees increased chances for above-normal temperatures across much of the country,” NWS said in a tweet.
Our final outlook for July 2020 sees increased chances for above-normal temperatures across much of the country. Below-normal rains are favored for the Four Corners and parts of the Central and Southern Plains. https://t.co/JI2DUvhln5 pic.twitter.com/Z5Rav41NSV
— NWSCPC (@NWSCPC) June 30, 2020
The month’s weather will be unusually hot and “potentially historic,” Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist for Weather Co., told The Washington Post.
July could be a good time for outdoor activities, though, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Rainfall will be below normal in much of the country, including the Northeast, Great Lakes, Midwest, High Plains, Desert Southwest and Pacific Northwest.
Weather Company's @tcrawf_nh predicting "potentially historic heat" in July for Lower 48, not unlike July 2011 & 2012. @NWSCPC also pointing to growing risk of "excessive heat" eastern two-thirds: https://t.co/03e4sQGM97 pic.twitter.com/dpKeR6Sd6z
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) June 30, 2020
The Weather Channel reported that much of the Midwest and Great Lakes will have highs that are “several degrees warmer than average” during July. Parts of the West Coast, Rockies and South will also have above-average temperatures, according to The Weather Channel.
“While there will be breaks in the heat, it appears that these breaks will be short-lived, especially in the country’s northern tier,” The Weather Channel reported.