Most of the United States — including Alaska — is likely to feel summer temperatures above average this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center this week released its summer outlook, outlining what Americans can expect over the next season.
The use of the color red in the map above may be confusing. It is not indicating how hot a region is likely to be, but instead shows the likelihood that a region will experience hotter than normal temperatures. The dark red regions represent those areas most likely to see a jump. The white, oval-shaped spot in the center of the map is expected to be spared from hotter-than-normal temperatures. That's Kansasand Nebraska, along with chunks of Oklahoma, South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming.