July Outlook

July 1, 2015: Welcome to July, and the halfway point of the year! Starting tomorrow, there will be less time left in the year versus time spent in the year (as in today is Day 182 of 2015, with 183 days left; tomorrow there will be 182, then 181, etc.).

We had a pretty rainy June in some spots of the Stateline, so how is July looking to shape up? First off, here’s what a typical or average July day looks like:

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Click on image to enlarge.

We usually see afternoon temperatures around 85°, with the nightly temperature around 63°. The total amount of rainfall for the month is typically just under 4″.  This is slightly drier than June (4.65″ for an average June).

This July is looking to be a little cool, and a little wet, at least according to the Climate Prediction Center’s forecast.

Temperature outlook for July by the Climate Prediction Center. Click on image to enlarge.

Temperature outlook for July by the Climate Prediction Center. Click on image to enlarge.

The CPC’s forecast shows below average weather across a lot of the Midwest and central Great Plains. This doesn’t mean we will be cold the entire month, or not see 90° or so every once in a while; this just means, most of the time, we may be sitting cooler than the middle 80’s for highs, and low 60’s for lows.

Rainfall outlook for July by the Climate Prediction Center. Click on image to enlarge.

Rainfall outlook for July by the Climate Prediction Center. Click on image to enlarge.

The CPC also is predicting above average rainfall for the Midwest, including a very good chance for above average rain in southern Illinois and for Missouri. Like above, this doesn’t mean we will be getting dumped on all the time, like stretches of June. It may be that we see a little more rain than usual.

Overall, cooler and rainy weather is the outlook for this month. Temperatures are looking to follow that trend for the first week or so, as our forecast has the middle 80’s only once. As for rain, we should stay dry until Monday (check out the forecast at www.wrex.com/weather). Beyond that, we’ll have to see how our rain chances shape up.

Here’s to July!

-Alex

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on July 1, 2015

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