2018 went down as the wettest year in New Jersey since 1895. Many summer days (and nights) were soggy ones. Will this summer be any better?

According to AccuWeather (really) long-range forecast, summer 2019 is expected to be much drier, but also warmer than normal.

Paul Pastelok is AccuWeather's lead long-range forecaster and he told NJ Advanced Media that the Jersey Shore should expect more 90-degree-plus days than last summer. Can anyone say more beach days?

Pastelok also said that he's expecting fewer rain storms at the Shore during the summer months.

AccuWeather's map shows the Jersey Shore in the "Very warm, drier" portion of the country this summer.

Keep in mind this is a long-range forecast and weather can change at a moment's notice. But it's worth mentioning that The U.S. Climate Prediction Center’s long-range outlook for May, June, and July is very similar to AccuWeather's. They call for a 50 to 60 percent probability of above-normal temperatures in New Jersey.

Who's ready for summer at the Jersey Shore?

[source: NJ Advanced Media]

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