The summer rainy season in Arizona appears on track to return in 2021, after a historically dry summer, according to weather service, AccuWeather.

That’s the prognosis given AccuWeather’s chief long-range forecaster, Paul Pastelok, who released his predictions for the summer ahead.

In his annual prediction article, Pastelok said the desert southwest can expect an increase in precipitation during the summer monsoon.

“This year, we do feel we see signs that the monsoon will be stronger than last year and will provide enough precipitation to at least help the folks in the short term in the interior Southwest,” Pastelok said.

A stronger monsoon would be welcome news for much of Arizona, given the fact that close to 60 percent of the Grand Canyon State is dealing with “exceptional drought conditions”, according to the Arizona Department of Water Resources.