This morning NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center discussed the La Nina Forecast with the media.
The updated forecast comes out next week, but forecasters will not be making any big changes. For Texas, the winter is still forecasted to be warmer than normal with below normal precipitation.
A weak La Nina is developing and was observed in October. La Nina conditions will influence our weather from December through February before its impact weakens in the spring.
Currently North Texas is in the midst of a warmer than normal fall. Dallas-Fort Worth hasn’t seen a low in the 40s this season, the latest on record. Next week, it is possible highs may reach 80 degrees.
Severe drought conditions are present in East Texas with a moderate drought in eastern parts of North Texas.