Wet summer in Texas.

Most of Texas is flooding, and forecasters say the above-average rainfall will likely continue through summer of 2015, and maybe even fall and winter 2015/2016.The wet weather is largely the result of a global climate phenomenon called El Niño, which alters global air currents and circulation making some regions drier and some wetter. Texas has already felt the effects.

“In many places we’ve had never expected so large amounts of rain,” said state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon on Friday, before floods swamped Houston on Monday night. “It appears that Texas will easily break its record for single-month rainfall.”