Drought is expected to impact much of the Pacific Northwest this summer, including areas in eastern Washington, southern Oregon and southern Idaho, according to climatology and water officials.  Bond said there are early indications that the summer will be on the warm side, but he said the chance of a severe heat wave is unlikely. Recent precipitation in the Northwest has staved off the start of the fire season, but fire potential remains above-normal.

Experts warn that drought will impact Northwest this summer