PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The entire Delaware Valley is dealing with temperatures that feel like triple digits — but, of course, the heat won’t last — neither will summer. Before long, we’ll be bracing for snow and dreading the winter commute to and from work. So what does Mother Nature have in store for us in the future? The Old Farmer’s Almanac has released its long-range weather predictions for the remainder of this year and into 2017.
If the publication’s outlook is accurate, the central part of the Atlantic Corridor Region, which includes Philadelphia, its suburbs and southern New Jersey, could see a threat of tropical storms and hurricanes in August, before cooler temperatures arrive in September.READ MORE: SEPTA Union Unanimously Approves Strike If Deal Isn't Reached
If you’re hoping to avoid too much shoveling this winter, you might be in luck. The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts snowfall will be below normal in our region, with the snowiest periods expected to occur in mid to late-January and early to mid-February.
Next spring will bring more rain than normal, and the summer of 2017 will be rainier and cooler than usual, according to the publication.READ MORE: Double Shooting In Eastwick Kills 25-Year-Old Man, Wounds Pregnant Woman: Police
The fall is predicted to be warmer than normal with near-average rainfall.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac points out its famous predictions are “traditionally 80% accurate” and “are made 18 months in advance.”MORE NEWS: 'I Want To Go To Class': Philadelphia Students, Parents On Edge As Possible SEPTA Strike Could Force Virtual Learning
That might something to consider when making any long-term plans.