It all depends on who ya ask!

As we start to experience some real summer-like weather this week with a few days of temperatures in the 80's, maybe you are starting to wonder if warmer than normal temperatures will be the trend. As forecasters begin to try to predict the months ahead, it all depends on the perspective.

The Weather Channel summer outlook is saying starting in June the Northeastern United Stated should see temperatures that aright near or slightly above average. This trend will start in June and continue right through July. So what is average for Albany and the Capital Region? The National Weather Service says our average high temperatures for June are usually around 79 degrees, 84 in July and 82 in August. So if we are looking at the Weather Channel's version of summer, or should be a nice normal summer ahead.

Accuweather on the other hand is taking a little bit of a different take, saying we could see some "intense heat" in late July in August as well as a "stormy" start to the season with a lot of thunderstorms. The Accuweather forecast says temperatures could end up averaging as much as 3 degrees above normal for the season ahead!

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

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