A wet, steamy summer is on the way, says the Farmers’ Almanac

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The Farmers’ Almanac predicts lots of rain and a pretty muggy summer. (Christian Stanfield / Hville Blast)

Around here, we know that summer is going to be hot and humid — that’s part of living in Alabama — but not all Alabama summers are the same, so we checked the Farmers’ Almanac to see what we should expect this summer.

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, summer is coming earlier than it has in more than 120 years here in the U.S., and we can expect a good bit of rain this summer, with some pretty steamy days.

Summer weather according to the Farmers’ Almanac

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The Farmers’ Almanac predicts hazy and wet days ahead. (Christian Stanfield / Hville Blast)

The Farmers’ Almanac says the entire country should brace for a super-hot summer. In fact, the Almanac says we may face the hottest summer in recorded history.

The Farmers’ Almanac Summer Weather Forecast 2024 calls for a warm, hot, and muggy summer for most of the nation, except for the Northwest region where more seasonable summer temperatures are expected.

The muggy temperatures are predicted to bring a significant amount of moisture and thunderstorms to most areas east of the Mississippi River for most of the summer. 

Here’s how the summer looks at a glance:

June

  • 1 – 3: Showers, thunderstorms, then clearing and cooler.
  • 4 – 7: Rain, thunderstorms from Carolinas south to GA. Localized thunderstorms in Florida.
  • 8 – 11: More humidity, thunderstorms.
  • 12 – 15: Hot, humid. Showers, thunderstorms.
  • 16 – 19: Coastal rain, fog throughout FL. Hot, dry elsewhere.
  • 20 – 23High humidity, areas of fog, a few heavy thunderstorms Gulf States. Some thunderstorms, an isolated tornado.
  • 24 – 27: Showers, thunderstorms spread in.
  • 28 – 30: Warm, humid, showers, scattered thunderstorms.

July

  • 1 – 3: Showers, rain down Eastern Seaboard into FL, then clear.
  • 4 – 7: Hazy sun, muggy with hit-or-miss thunderstorms FL.
  • 8 – 11: Hot, dry.
  • 12 – 15: Heavy rains Eastern Gulf States.
  • 16 – 19: Hot, humid.
  • 20 – 23: Scattered strong thunderstorms from NC south and west into Northern FL.
  • 24 – 27: Thunderstorms Gulf Coast, FL. Hot, humid.
  • 28 – 31: Continued hot temperatures.

August

  • 1 – 3: Widespread, showery rains.
  • 4 – 7: Showery weather continues.
  • 8 – 11: Oppressively hot, with scattered storms “percolating” by afternoon.
  • 12 – 15: Areas of haze, fog; heavy, showery rains TN, MS, AL.
  • 16 – 19: Frequent rain, showers; a few severe thunderstorms SC.
  • 20 – 23: Hot, humid.
  • 24 – 27: Thunderstorms, then cooler.
  • 28 – 31: Hurricane threat along Gulf Coast. Mixed clouds, sun; possible residual shower or thunderstorm.

September

  • 1 – 3: Rainy weather FL, west through Gulf of Mexico region.
  • 4 – 7: Rains end; oppressively warm, humid.
  • 8 – 11: Clouds/haze/humidity; a few pop-up showers.
  • 12 – 15: Hurricane threat along Atlantic Seaboard. Lots of cloudiness.
  • 16 – 19: Clouds linger; scattered showers.
  • 20 – 23: Heavy tropical rains over MS; hot, oppressively humid conditions from MS, AL, GA, FL.
  • 24 – 27: Heavy showery rains.
  • 28 – 30: Showers diminish and end.

Severe weather outlook

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The Farmers’ Almanac sees lots of rain this summer. (Farmers’ Almanac)

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and the Farmers’ Almanac predicts that at least one hurricane will make landfall in the U.S. over the summer.

“Our summer forecast calls for two hurricanes at the end of summer. One hurricane may form along the Gulf Coast toward the end of August, and another is expected along the Atlantic Seaboard in mid-September.”

2024 Farmers’ Almanac

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Michael Seale
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