Hot next week, but will variability come into play?

While some spots could reach the triple digits early next week, and many will be in the mid to upper 90s, some are asking, will it be a hot summer?

That’s a good question, but given recent trends in the past and model variability, we might expect some cool-offs before the end of the month.

The GEFS below is showing one around the 20th:

This is below average but keep in mind it’s below average for late June. So we will likely only see temperatures top out in the 80s after our heatwave is over next week. Backdoor cold fronts look like they may continue into late-month.

However, part of the variability is back to warm again. In fact, it could go back to hot before the month’s end. Upper 90s and even 100s are still possible for some during the last few days of June.

All for now, just don’t worry about it being a scorching hot rest of June, as variability looks to come into play.


Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!