Missing: August Heat in NW Indiana

NOT TOO MANY ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT COOLER THAN AVERAGE AUGUST

The calendar days continues to roll by and the kids are about ready to head back to school…already! Typically we’re soaking up the last few summer weeks in the AC as the “dog days” of summer are usually in full swing. Not this year! We haven’t put together back-to-back 90 degree days since the middle of June–when the summer got off to a hot start!

So where do we go from here? Are we going to pay for these cooler temps later this month? Region Weather wanted to find out.

The cold front that moved through NW Indiana on Thursday continues to usher in drier, cooler air that will settle into the Great Lakes down into the southern Plains. The map below shows temps vs average–the greens and blues indicate cooler than average temps and the oranges and reds indicate warmer than average temps. You can see the cool weekend ahead for center US while western Canada is the hot spot.

Cooler Weekend Ahead

As we look further into the future, the cooler than average air sticks around for the beginning of next week–but the warmer than average temps in Canada shift east–breaking down our cool spell. Temps will still be rather comfortable for August early next week.Canadian Warmth Shifts East

As we head into next weekend, one thing to keep in mind is that these are just forecasts–and we can pick up trends from forecasts–but they are to be taken with a grain of salt. This particular model is indicating that we’re in for a bit of a warming trend 8-10 days from now–but it doesn’t look like anything crazy!

Warmer Air Builds Across Central US

That warmer than average air (likely mid-upper 80s) sticks around next weekend and for the beginning of the week (two weeks from now). Again, this is getting out there in time–so just put this map in the back of your head!Warmth Likely Builds Beyond Next Weekend

And then finally as we look into late August–the heat retreats a bit and we replace it with another unsettled pattern with periodic storm chances:No Heat Waves In Sight

IN SUMMARY:

Next week looks to be seasonably cool with building warmth into the latter half of the week and weekend. At no point in the next two weeks do we look to establish a longer term heatwave in NWI–so the possibility of multiple 90 degree days looks low through the next 10-14 days. If you’ve enjoyed the break from the heat–you will continue to like the forecast!

More updates to come!

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