You’ll Need to Plan Your Vacation Around This ‘Brutally Hot’ Summer

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Last year, people had high hopes for what was supposed to be “Hot Vax Summer,” but things didn’t quite pan out. Truth be told, we have no idea what’s in store for us in a few weeks—let alone a few months—but if nothing else, the folks at the Farmers’ Almanac have made their usual predictions about the upcoming season’s weather. Here’s what to know.

Forecasted temperatures for summer 2022

Get ready: It’s going to be a hot one. The beginning of summer—which officially starts on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 5:14 a.m. ET—won’t be too bad, but once we hit mid-July, temperatures in most parts of the country will be “brutally hot,” according to the Farmers’ Almanac.

We’re talking highs in the 90s and triple digits. This may not be the best time to go on a camping trip, or anywhere without air conditioning for that matter. The exceptions to this will be New England and the Great Lakes region, which will only have to deal with “seasonably warm” temperatures.

As we move into August, it’ll be more of the same, with the central and western states dealing with the worst of the heat. Fortunately, by mid-August, the hottest part of the summer should be over. Temperatures will continue to fall throughout September—to the point where there’s the possibility of snow in the northern Rocky Mountains.

Precipitation forecast for summer 2022

If you live along the East Coast or around the Great Lakes, you’ll likely see some major thunderstorms as spring turns into summer, the Farmers’ Almanac says. But for much of the rest of the country—including those that have been dealing with ongoing droughts—whatever rain does fall won’t be enough.

While this is expected in the Southwest (where it will be characteristically dry this summer), it will also be the case in the Pacific states, as well as the Northeast. The Southeast, on the other hand, will have an exceptionally wet summer.

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