Here we are, almost at the end of July and temperatures aren’t exactly feeling very July-like! After bottoming out this past week on Wednesday at 73 degrees in Lima, temperatures have been slowly creeping back up the past few days to a whopping 79 degrees on Friday, still about 5 degrees below average for this time of year. Not that many are complaining though. We started off the month of July with 8 out of 10 days with measurable rain totaling nearly 5 inches here at the TV station! That was followed by a 6 day streak (14th to 19th) of 90+ degree heat! So we had the wet, then we had the heat, so I guess it only makes sense that now we have the cool! A little bit of everything this July!
Our cold streak to end the month will come thanks to a couple of strong cold fronts moving through the region within the same week. The first was on Tuesday, and the second will move through during the first half of the day Saturday. As you can see here, the front should be to the East of Lima along with scattered showers and thunderstorms by early Saturday evening.
We’ll feel the cooler temperatures into Sunday as another big trough in the jet stream builds into the Great Lakes. Anytime we se this type of dip in the jet over our region during the Summer it’s a safe bet that temperatures will plummet.
We’ll be dry from Saturday evening through early next week, but the temperatures will feel more like Fall than Summer. Sunday morning temperatures will likely bottom out around 50 degrees with some locations possibly feeling temps in the upper 40’s!
But this is still Summer and we WILL warm again. Please join me at 10 and 11 this evening for all the details on the weekend and into next week!