Hot summer is coming, private forecasting agency says

    Surfers carry their surfboards across the beach as they call it a day

    Surfers carry their surfboards across the beach as they call it a day

    If you believe this prognostication, make sure you give your air conditioner system a tune up before June begins.

    “A hot summer is in store,” AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said in a release.

    The company’s summer forecast calls for heat to “come on strong” in June for the New Jersey area followed by the possibility of some cooler days in July.

    “July is a tricky month where there may be a few cooldowns from thunderstorms and back door fronts, but other than that I think June, July and August, you’ll see your series of heat waves,” said AccuWeather Expert Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok.

    The company expects “numerous 90-degree days” in the New Jersey area, with Philadelphia recording 35 (24 is normal) and New York City experiencing 23 (16 is normal).

    While it’s good news for heat lovers, AccuWeather predicts that the sweltering conditions will lead to increasing dryness, boosting fire concerns.

    The National Weather Service forecasts a greater than 50 percent chance of above normal temperatures through late July.

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