Summertime is around the corner and numerous weather forecasters agree this year could be the hottest ever on record.

This news that we're in for another painfully hot summer shouldn't be all too surprising. After 2023 was declared the hottest year on record and February 2024 was found to be the hottest February in the books, it's pretty much fact that this summer is going to be another scorcher.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its predictions for Summer 2024 and said New York has a high chance of experiencing above-average temperatures. Unfortunately, this appears to be the story for all our Northeast neighbors.

The remainder of the country, except for some parts of Alaska, are looking at a warmer-than-average June, July, and August.

Check out the map below:

Courtesy National Weather Service/NOAA
Courtesy NOAA

The NOAA and National Weather Service are also starting to predict if we will enjoy a rainy or dry summer. At the moment, New York is in the "white zone" where conditions can go either way.

Our neighbors in lower Connecticut, as well as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, however, are expecting above average rainfall amounts this year.

The Weather Channel is also predicting a scorching summer, adding New York will see mostly above-average temperatures from June through August. August looks to be the worst month of all.

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The Farmer's Almanac believes New York is in store for a "sultry, soggy" summer. The Old Farmer's Almanac is in slight agreement over the hot conditions, but it says we are in store for a dry summer.

The reason why most forecasters agree over the hot weather is due to the developing of La Niña by late summer, which historically causes temperatures to rise. La Niña also causes dryer-than-average conditions.

Courtesy Old Farmer's Almanac
Courtesy Old Farmer's Almanac

That said, dust off your air conditioners and book those summer trips to the water park because we're in for a super sweaty ride.

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