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Mon June 23, 2014
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Weather Service: Late Summer May be Hot and Dry

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Summer officially arrived Saturday and the National Weather Service says the mid-state can likely expect a hot, dry, dusty season.

Meteorologist Darrell Massie says an El Nino weather pattern is developing and that may mean the summer months will get drier as the season progresses. He also says the summer will likely be warmer than usual.

“”We’re kind of looking at a drying period with the El Nino that’s starting to set up. They temperatures will be above normal, so we could be looking at some hot, dusty periods perhaps.”

Massie says El Nino tends to keep hurricanes at bay and so we may not be able to count on much tropical moisture in late summer.

However, over the next few weeks he says we can expect the present weather pattern to continue with afternoon heat creating scattered storms and locally heavy downpours.