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How to Read Long-Range Weather Forecasts
Long-range predictions show weather trends in temperatures and precipitation. For example, will the winter be colder or warmer than average? Will there be more or less snow than what's typical for your area? Our famous predictions (traditionally 80% accurate) are made 18 months in advance, and meant to help you make more informed decisions for long-term planning.
Here on Almanac.com, we provide free long-range forecasts for the next 30 to 60 days covering U.S. and Canadian regions. Find all 12 months of predictions in the annual Old Farmer's Almanac.
Free 2-Month Weather Forecast
JULY 2017: temperature 82° (avg.); precipitation 4.5" (2" above avg. north, 2" below south); Jul 1-3: Sunny, cool; Jul 4-11: A few t-storms, warm; Jul 12-16: Sunny, hot; Jul 17-24: T-storms inland; sunny, hot coast; Jul 25-31: P.M. t-storms, warm.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 79° (1° below avg.); precipitation 6" (1" above avg.); Aug 1-9: Scattered t-storms, warm; Aug 10-13: T-storms, hot; Aug 14-18: Sunny inland, t-storms coast; Aug 19-27: Scattered t-storms, warm; Aug 28-31: Tropical storm threat.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter will be warmer than normal, with below-normal precipitation and near- to below-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early to mid-January, from late January into early February, and in mid-February. The best chances for snow will be in late November, mid-February, and mid-March.
April and May will be slightly cooler than normal, with rainfall below normal in the north and above normal in the south.
Summer will be cooler than normal, on average, with rainfall above normal in the north and near normal in the south. Watch for tropical storm threats in early to mid-June and late August. The hottest periods will be in mid-July, early to mid-August, and early to mid-September.
September and October will be drier than normal, with temperatures near normal in the north and above normal in the south.
About the Southeast Region
The Southeast long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: GEORGIA (Atlanta, Columbus, Macon, Sandy Springs, Savannah), NORTH CAROLINA (Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston-Salem), SOUTH CAROLINA (Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston), VIRGINIA (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach).