Expect warmer temperatures at the end of summer, according to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.

With the exception of the central plains states, late summer temperatures will be warmer than normal across the U.S., with the highest anomalies in the West and New England.

Unfortunately, this outlook, combined with current dry conditions, leads to an expected development of drought over Washington and Oregon, as well as portions of the upper Midwest and southern New England.

While drought conditions did improve in spring, projected warmer than normal temperatures and dry conditions during late summer favors the persistence of drought in northern California and northwestern Nevada.