Sweltering Summer Ahead According To Farmers Almanac

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Sault Ste. Marie just experienced one of the warmest and lack luster winters in recent memory leading us into an early Spring. The Spring forecast is trending with higher than average temperatures as we roll into Summer.

Now the Farmer’s Almanac has issued their Summer forecast and you can sum it up in one word. HOT !

The prediction supports National weather services who are forecasting warmer than usual temperatures and muggy conditions for most of Ontario this Summer.

According to the 2021 Canadian Farmers’ Almanac, summer looks to be stormy with a greater-than-normal coverage of thunderstorms, especially over the eastern third of the nation. Many of these storms will be strong-to-severe and could spawn some tornadoes over the Prairies during June and July. The extended summer forecast also calls for above-normal summer temperatures for two-thirds of the country, especially in the East.

It comes with a price though, with warmer air comes the threat of thunderstorms and some of them could be severe.

Forecasters say the Summer heat will build and arrive later than normal. The Farmers’ Almanac is suggesting that this year’s summer heat could peak in late August into early September. That could mean temperatures hovering around the high 20’s or low 30’s for August into September.

For the first few months of Summer expect a muggy air mass to basically sit over the Great Lakes with occasional cooler periods before the real heat builds in for late July.

-with files from Farmer’s Almanac