A Chilly End to July

July 29, 2014 0 By Brian

Below average temperatures are expected to continue for the last couple days of July, as well as the first week of August.

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This will conclude a month of below average temperatures. Only five days of this month have been at or above average temperatures. With the next two days only making it up to the upper 70s or low 80s, it does not look like that number is going to change.

Ridging over the western half of the United States is largely responsible for this. With the leading edge of the ridge flowing over the Great Lakes region, a continental polar air mass will continue to pool over our area. Long range forecast model ensembles show the ridge remaining in place for at least the first week of August.