Along with the increased chance for rain, the next couple of days comes temperatures that will be slightly below normal for this time of the year. This week’s pattern appears to be one that could remain in place through the end of the month.
The overall trend through July 31 shows temperatures cooler than normal in this part of the country, and even cooler further to our north. Typically, this is the warmest time of the year in Omaha.
As far as precipitation, we are in the normal to slightly above normal area through the end of the month. However, the heaviest precipitation appears to be remaining south of us thanks to the influence of the annual monsoon rains in the southwest U.S. While areas south and west should see decent totals in the coming weeks, we appear to be just north of the rain that will develop.
Recent rainfall brought us to above average for the month, and with more rain on the way, we might end up with average rainfall for the month of July which is a little over three and a half inches.