Fall Will Be Warmer And Wetter Than Normal; El Niño Onset Likely
“This is good news for Texas’ wildlife and habitat, ranchers and farmers.
It’s going to be a warm and wet fall in San Antonio, the National Weather Service said in its just released climate outlook report.
There’s also a 65 percent to 70 percent chance for El Niño to develop by winter, which typically translates to above normal rainfall for the area, National Weather Service meteorologist Brett Williams said.
El Niño is a climate pattern that results in warmer sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.
The area will likely experience more rounds of heavy rain, bringing with it flash flooding and river flooding, Williams said. But the likelihood of severe weather, including tornadoes, hail and thunderstorm winds, and tropical storms is below normal this fall, Williams said. In addition, the chances for wildfires are lower than usual, according to the report.