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Summer forecast

A boater passes Windjammer Park at Tega Cay on Lake Wylie as the sun sets Monday.
A boater passes Windjammer Park at Tega Cay on Lake Wylie as the sun sets Monday.

School's been out for a month and it's been hot for a while, but today is officially the first day of summer.

As you make plans for trips to the lake, dips in the pool and all those neighborhood cookouts, forecasters say to expect warmer-than-normal temperatures over the next few months.

Forecasters say today's high will reach 90 degrees, which is a few degrees hotter than normal this time of year. Get used to that.

"There will be a lot of days in the 90s this summer," said Bryan McAvoy, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

As for rain and the possibility to put a dent in drought conditions, that's hard to predict, McAvoy said. Though forecast models call for normal precipitation through the summer, that could change.

"Typically, the summer months are some of our wettest," McAvoy said, adding that hurricane season could play a role. "If a couple dying hurricanes come across the area, we could pick up quite a bit of rain."

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