Region 5 – Florida

Region 5 Forecast : Florida | November 2015 – December 2016

SUMMARY: Winter will be slightly milder and much drier than normal. The coldest temperatures will occur in mid- to late December, mid-January, and early February.

April and May will be hotter than normal, with below-normal rainfall.

Summer will be hotter than normal across most of the state, although slightly cooler than normal in the south. The hottest periods will be in early to mid-June, early to mid-July, and mid-August. Rainfall will be above normal, especially in the north, with hurricane threats in early July and early to mid-August.

September and October will be warmer than normal, with rainfall below normal in September and above normal in October.

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NOV. 2015: Temp. 67° (2° below avg.); precip. 0.5” (2” below avg.) – 1st–8th: Scattered t-storms, cool. 9th–15th: Sunny; chilly, then warm. 16th–19th: Showers, then sunny, cool. 20th–30th: Sunny; warm, then cool.

DEC. 2015: Temp. 66° (3° above avg.); precip. 2” (0.5” below avg.) – 1st–4th: Sunny, warm. 5th–10th: Scattered showers, warm. 11th–16th: Sunny, warm. 17th–26th: A few showers north, sunny south; cool. 27th–31st: Showers, warm.

JAN. 2016: Temp. 62° (2° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.) – 1st–8th: A few showers, cool north; sunny, warm south. 9th–11th: Sunny, cool. 12th–14th: T-storms, then sunny, cold. 15th–19th: Sunny, warm. 20th–23rd: T-storms, then sunny, cool. 24th–31st: Scattered t-storms, mild.

FEB. 2016: Temp. 62° (1° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.) – 1st–6th: Showers, cool. 7th–13th: Sunny, turning warm. 14th–24th: Scattered showers, warm. 25th–29th: Sunny, cool.

MAR. 2016: Temp. 65° (2° below avg.); precip. 2” (1” below avg.) – 1st–4th: Sunny, cool. 5th–9th: Scattered t-storms, warm. 10th–15th: Sunny, cool. 16th–31st: A few t-storms, cool.

APR. 2016: Temp. 72° (1° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.) – 1st–14th: Sunny, turning warm. 15th–21st: Scattered t-storms, warm. 22nd–28th: T-storms, then sunny, cool. 29th–30th: Sunny, warm.

MAY 2016: Temp. 78° (1° above avg.); precip. 3” (1” below avg.) – 1st–4th: Sunny, warm. 5th–8th: T-storms, warm. 9th–17th: Sunny, hot. 18th–26th: T-storms, then sunny, cool. 27th–31st: Scattered t-storms.

JUNE 2016: Temp. 82° (1° above avg. north, 1° below south); precip. 8.5” (2” above avg.) – 1st–5th: Scattered t-storms, cool. 6th–14th: A few t-storms north and central, sunny south; hot. 15th–21st: Scattered t-storms, seasonable. 22nd–30th: A few t-storms, warm.

JULY 2016: Temp. 83° (1° above avg. north, 1° below south); precip. 6.5” (avg.) – 1st–3rd: Sunny. 4th–6th: Hurricane threat. 7th–17th: Scattered t-storms, hot and humid. 18th–23rd: Isolated t-storms, seasonable. 24th–31st: Scattered t-storms, seasonable.

AUG. 2016: Temp. 83° (1° above avg.); precip. 10.5” (3” above avg.) – 1st–5th: T-storms, humid. 6th–11th: Hurricane threat. 12th–14th: Sunny, hot. 15th–18th: A few t-storms, hot. 19th–25th: Daily t-storms; hot north and central, cool south. 26th–31st: A few t-storms, sultry.

SEPT. 2016: Temp. 81° (1° above avg.); precip. 3.5” (2” below avg.) – 1st–5th: Daily t-storms, seasonable. 6th–13th: Isolated t-storms; cool, then hot. 14th–17th: T-storms, warm. 18th–28th: Sunny north, a few t-storms south and central; warm. 29th–30th: T-storms, hot.

OCT. 2016: Temp. 79° (4° above avg.); precip. 6” (2” above avg.) – 1st–5th: T-storms, cool. 6th–10th: A few t-storms, warm. 11th–17th: Scattered t-storms, warm. 18th–20th: Sunny, warm. 21st–31st: A few t-storms, warm.

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