February Outlook: Cooler and wetter than normal

Posted at 4:14 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 17:12:04-05

A wetter and cooler than normal February is in the forecast.

This comes after dealing with the rainiest January since 1932, according to the National Weather Service and South Florida Water Management District.

Our area normally receives 18" of rain during the dry season, and we tallied a whopping 9.90" in West Palm and 9.39" in Vero Beach during January '16 alone.

East Central and South Florida will continue to add to those totals through the end of February, and likely right on into the end of the dry season as well.

A strong El Nino is expected to persist which is leading to the wetter and cooler than normal conditions for our viewing area.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After the wettest January in recent memory, expect...a cooler &amp; wetter than normal February. <a href="">@WPTV</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Tyler Mauldin (@TyTheWeatherGuy) <a href="">February 3, 2016</a></blockquote>
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The rest of the South will see similar conditions for the rest of the month; however, drier and warmer weather is likely for those living up north.