CLEVELAND - July temperatures will finish out the month below average.
Yep. A big time July heat wave is not in the cards this year. Based on current computer guidance, it looks like temperatures for the rest of July will finish below average. Yes, we'll still have some heat and humidity. But that very warm and muggy weather will only hang on for a couple of days at a time. And then it will cool back down below normal.
Take next week, for instance. (Image Below). Keep in mind, average highs for Northern Ohio in middle and late July are in the 82 to 84 degree range.
Our forecast calls for increased heat and humidity, 84 to 90 degrees, beginning Monday. But this will not be long-lived heat. By late Wednesday or early Thursday, another cold front arrives and dumps our temperatures back to below normal. Thursday and Friday's highs will likely get stuck in the 70s again. So, next week, only two or three of the 7 days will see above average temperatures.
Look at the rest of July below. This guidance suggests average temperatures now thru July 31 will average 1 to 2 degrees below normal (blue colors).
July has been a cooler than normal month already. Temperatures through July 18th are hanging below average everywhere across Northern Ohio. In Cleveland, we are 3 degrees BELOW average for the month. In Akron & Canton, its a small .2 degrees BELOW average. And, in Mansfield, you are looking at temperatures 2.4 degrees BELOW the norm.