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Waning El Niño could yield miserable South Florida summer

Forecasters say the southeast will likely get hit with a hot, humid summer as this winter’s El Niño fades.
Forecasters say the southeast will likely get hit with a hot, humid summer as this winter’s El Niño fades. AccuWeather

With a strong El Niño fading, summer in South Florida could be more miserable than usual, according to AccuWeather's summer forecast.

On Wednesday, forecasters warned that heat in the region could come early, accompanied by high humidity. This winter’s near record El Niño should keep a lid on hurricanes early in the season, but as its strong windshear dies down, storms could increase during August, when the Atlantic season typically kicks into higher gear.

"With a trend toward a La Niña pattern, along with warming waters and less wind shear over the Gulf of Mexico, this can lead to impacts anywhere on the Gulf Coast and including the east coast of Florida," AccuWeather meteorologist Paul Pastelok predicted.

So much for our soggy winter of discontent being made glorious summer.

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