Grab your sunglasses, Noogans — summer is officially here. The season signals the promise of warmer days + the ever-frequent afternoon showers, so to keep you and your wardrobe prepared, we’ve put together some of the major weather trends headed our way over the next few months.
Here’s what you can expect this summer in the Scenic City and beyond, based on predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.
Think warm. Expect to see warmer-than-normal temperatures across much of the US, with the exception of the Midwest.
The predicted continuation of La Niña conditions plays a large role in the expected hotter-than-average June-August for the US, especially in the West.
In Chattanooga, temperatures are expected to be warm through at least August. There’s a 33-40% chance of temps being above normal. Usually, Chattanooga averages highs of 85° in June and 88° in July + August.
Keep your umbrella nearby. There’s an equal chance that rain will trend above or below normal through August. Usually, Chattanooga averages 4.1 inches of rain in June, 4.6 inches in July, and 3.7 inches in August.
The chances of a drought developing are low through September.
Ready to get out + enjoy Chattanooga in the summertime? Check out these June events and start planning your summer.