Good Monday, everyone. We’ve made it to the final full week of July, but the weather is already in September mode. Cooler than normal temperatures will dominate the week ahead, with frequent rain chances showing up. This is a pattern threatening to become established for the second half of summer.
Temps today range from the middle 70s in the east to the upper 70s and low 80s for the rest of the region. The cooler numbers in the east will come from more clouds and rain compared to your neighbors farther west:
The Tuesday action becomes a tad more widespread across the central and east actually backs in from the east. Locally heavy rains are a good bet once again, with temps coming in similar to what we have out there today.
Scattered showers and storms continue Wednesday, with the east getting in on most of the action.
A strong cold front moves in late Thursday and could bring a few strong storms with it:
That would be accompanied by well below normal temps, with another surge of cooler than normal coming in behind that as we close out July and say hello to August. This is one heck of a deep trough settling in: