Long term forecast call for a warm & dry summer

COLUMBUS, O.H.(WNAX)- Despite lingering cool weather, all outlooks continue to point to a warmer and drier summer.

Ohio State Climatologist Aaron Wilson moderated this months North Central Region climate update and says June starts to show that transition.

Wilson says they also start to see a drier signal into June.

Wilson says the July through September outlook shows that consistent pattern.

Wilson says they are also seeing an expansion of drought conditions across much of the northern plains.