Drought conditions in ColoardoForecasts predict dry conditions are likely to continue into spring due to La Niña weather patterns. Characterized by abnormally cold temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, the weather patterns have a 67% chance of continuing from March to May this spring, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC). Meanwhile, CPC forecasted a 51% chance of a transition to El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-neutral conditions from April to June. ENSO-neutral occurs when neither El Niño nor La Niña is present. The continuation of La Niña has also been predicted by Japanese forecasters.

The country’s weather bureau said La Niña patterns have an 80% chance of continuing through spring.

Read more on spring weather predictions here.