National Weather Service projections show a hot, dry summer for Montana this year.
Megan Syner, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service says through this spring Montana will continue to see below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. But that could change mid-summer.
Syner spoke Tuesday before the governor's advocacy council on drought and water supply.
"This is way into the future and a lot of it is looking on what is climatologically normal," said Syner. "But if you look at the July through August outlook, we have better chances for warmer than normal temperatures and better chances for below normal precipitation."
In the coming months advocacy committee will send Governor Steve Bullock a report on the state’s potential drought outlook for 2018.