July Remains Warm And Dry
The month of July is known for the \"Dog Days of Summer\" with plenty of heat and humidity. So far, July has been cooler than normal, by about four degrees. However, the past four days have been above normal in terms of the temperature. That trend is expected to continue through the end of the month and into early August. Here's a look at the latest long term outlook from the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center.
As you can see our area is included in about a forty percent probability of above normal temperatures. Additional data suggests we will still run above normal into the first week of August. As a reminder, the average high temperature remains at eighty degrees through August 4th. As we look at the next ten days, temperatures for the most part will feature highs in the mid range eighties.
In terms of rain, we've had five days with measurable rainfall. Milwaukee has received 1.60\" of rain so far this month. To date, we should be closer to 2.30\" of rain. That leaves us nearly three quarters of an inch behind on rain for the month. And it looks like the dry spell will continue. Here's the outlook for precipitation the rest of the month.
The CBS58 weather team is forecasting three additional days with a chance for rain through the rest of the month. As always, you can track rain on our CBS58 mobile weather app. It's free for Apple and Android devices. There's a link to download the app on our website, just hover over the weather tab at the top of the page.
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld