Today is the first official day of Summer. So what can we expect? State Climatologist Barry Keim says prepare for a scorcher.
Keim says at this time, there is no El Nino OR LA Nina phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, which means something meteorologists call ENSO-neutral conditions for the Gulf South and southern U.S. He says the Jet Stream should shift a bit further north over the summer, bringing very warm conditions to our region for the next 90 to 100 days. "All the indicators are suggesting that is IS going to be a hot one, and the chances of seeing excessively hot temperatures are going to be increased this Summer", says Keim. He says look for daytime highs in the mid-to-uppers 90's often, with temperatures reaching triple digit range from time-to-time.