Month-long cool gripping the Midwest, northern Ohio

Much cooler than normal July & August

CLEVELAND - If you think it's been cool lately, you're right. Incredibly so considering this is usually part of some of our warmest air of the year.

Normally, we should be seeing highs in the low to middle 80s over the past month. So not is the case in 2013, a far cry from the dozens of 90 degree days we had in 2012 in Cleveland.

In fact, as we look back on past three weeks or so, we've only had two days that have temperatures above normal. Those happened over the weekend on Sunday, and this past Monday. And we barely hit our average. 82 degrees on both days, which is just a degree above normal.

We have to go all the way back to July 23, when we hit 86, for a day above normal before this past weekend. So, two out of twenty-two days have been above normal. The other twenty days have been below, and usually well below.

This trend will continue this week. Expect below normal highs through Friday before a slight warm-up for the weekend where highs could again flirt with 80.

For now, signs point to a warming trend for the end of August into September, where we will likely see several days of highs in the 80s.

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