DENVER (CBS4) – After a wet spring and early summer things have finally started to dry out across Colorado.
But the latest long-range forecast from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says that wet weather could make a return during August.
It’s all thanks to an El Niño that developed in early March.
El Niño is a warming of waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean and it can have a big impact on global climate patterns.
For Colorado that sometimes can mean wetter-than-normal conditions as the storm track shifts south.
NOAA is calling for cooler and wetter-than-normal conditions during August and forecasters say that trend may last well into the upcoming fall and winter.
There is currently a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will last through the winter season and an 80% chance it could stick with us through early next spring.