Cooling Trend Expected Across the U.S.
By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist
For the week ahead expect a cooling trend across a large swath of the central United States. Temperatures along the east slope to the Rockies to the Midwest and a large portion of the corn belt will have cooler than normal temperatures for the next 7 to 10 days. In addition to the cooler temperatures expect precipitation to be a bit above normal especially in eastern Colorado portions of western Kansas portions of Eastern Wyoming as well as portions of Nebraska and the Dakotas.
However precipitation in many areas of the corn belt will see less precipitation over the next week to 10 days then we have experience over the last few weeks. In particular areas of Illinois Indiana Ohio and southern portions of Wisconsin and Minnesota will see dryer the normal conditions for a short period of time.
In the far western United States very warm and likely dry conditions will be found along the west coast from California to the Pacific Northwest as well as portions of the desert southwest. The warmest temperatures across the United States over the next week to 10 days will be found in the far western states west of the Continental Divide.
Across the Gulf Coast as well as in the south eastern states expect above normal precipitation as an area of low pressure will hold out near the East coast through the next week. We continue to expect that the remaining days of July and the first half of August will likely have cooler than normal temperatures from the east slope to the Rockies to the Corn Belt through the Great Lakes and possibly into the northeastern states.
Heat and dryness will continue in the far west and northwest and in the desert southwest west of the Continental Divide.