A Colorado scientist says farmers and ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma can look forward to a wetter than average summer this year.

Klaus Wolter at the University of Colorado told a crowd attending a drought forum today in Lubbock that the next three months will yield above average rainfall for the season. He says his predictions are based off of factors such as warmer Gulf of Mexico waters and soil moisture nationwide.

The National Weather Service however, hasn’t come forward with a solid prediction saying above or below average rainfall can be expected in May.

Wolter says he expects dry conditions in New Mexico to persist through July.