More hot, dry weather expected

More hot, dry weather expected


Don’t take your head out of the freezer. Meteorologists at Northern Illinois University predict August will bring continued hot, dry weather.

They foresee at least six days with temperatures of 90 degrees or more. The difference in August weather is that the month ends up cooler than it starts out. That is because of the shorter amount of daylight and a corresponding drop in heat.

August typically winds up about five degrees cooler by month’s end. That means some mornings in the 40-degree range, a sharp change from the lows of 70 or more we have recently been experiencing.

What about that missing rain? August doesn’t look too promising in that regard. Rainfall in the month varies from one to 10 inches. Only about eight days bring rain, and five of those may involve thunderstorms.

In summary, August is expected to bring temperatures above normal and rainfall below norms.