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Weather update? It's hot

In case you haven’t noticed, it is hot. Really hot. Here is a weather update from Jim Noel, with the National Weather Service.

No changes from last week. A hot week with some scattered storms and severe weather can be expected.

July 18-25 – Temperatures will average 5-10 degrees above normal with rainfall averaging 0.5 to 1.0 inches. Normal rainfall is near 1 inch per week. Due to the nature of thunderstorms, this means some places will receive 2+” while others get 0.25 inches. Due to the very hot weather ahead this week, thunderstorms will be capable of producing severe weather with damaging winds a real threat. Expect this week to feature highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s.

July 25-August 1 – Temperatures will relax some next week to average 0-2 degrees above normal with rainfall again at or below normal in the 0.5 to 1 inch range with a high degree of variability.

August Outlook: Expect the trend to be your friend with temperatures continuing at or above normal and rainfall at or below normal, but there is no indication of no rainfall for an extended 30+ day period of time, we will at least have chances for some rain even if less than normal in places.

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