Weather Update

The outlook for the remainder of July calls for below normal temperatures and normal to slightly wetter than normal conditions.

 After areas of rain to start the week of July 14 it will dry out and turn much cooler than normal with temperatures 5-10 degrees below normal. Growing degree days as a result will slow as well. By the middle of this week lows will be in the upper 40s to low 50s with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

 Some scattered rain will return Friday and Saturday with a return to normal temperatures.

 For the week of July 21, temperatures will start above normal with highs 85-90 and lows 70-75. By the end of next week highs will once again only be in the 70s to near 80 and lows in the 50s to near 60. Some more rain will occur early to mid week ahead of a cold front.

 August looks warmer and drier than June or July but still not far from normal.

 Autumn outlook is still looking a little cooler and wetter than normal. The wetter conditions could impact harvest.

 Early indications are winter starts colder and wetter and ends warmer and drier which would be opposite recent winters.

 You can stay on top of the NWS Ohio River Forecast Center monthly and seasonsal hydrologic outlooks at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ohrfc/WRO.shtml

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