Florida Weather Forecast for January 2024: Snowbirds, Be Warned
Was it just me, or did December not feel like December for most of the United States? Actually, it wasn’t just me, because according to the National Weather Service, December 2023 was one of the warmest Decembers on record for many parts of the U.S. My friends and family across the U.S. complained about the lack of snow, especially on Christmas, but I love it. Anyway, now, there’s a new Florida weather forecast out for January 2024, and it’s a bit surprising.
For January, about half of the U.S. has an equal chance of having normal temperatures. Thankfully, the South is part of that half, including Florida. But, beware, snowbirds. You’re not off the hook yet. Here’s your Florida weather forecast for January 2024.
The Climate Prediction Center is predicting above average temperatures for January 2024 from the Western United States through the Upper Midwest, including the Great Lakes. Also, they predict warmer than normal temperatures for the Northeastern United States. As for precipitation, the Center predicts average precipitation in much of the U.S., including the Northeast, and below average precipitation for parts of the Midwest. But, well above average precipitation is expected in Florida. So, if you’re a snowbird, you might escape the cold, but you’ll have much wetter conditions than usual. Not cool.
In general, the Climate Prediction Center predicts a warmer winter for much of the U.S. We’re used to that in Florida, but it’s certainly now for those who live in the northern parts of the country. The Center’s outlook from January through March 2024 has above normal temperatures for most of the U.S., including us. The most above normal temperatures will be in the very upper Northwest and very upper Northeast. It will also be much warmer than normal in Alaska. The Midwest, Northeast and Upper Plains will also be much warmer than average. Meanwhile, the South and Central U.S. will be average.