If you've been enjoying our summer so far, you'll love to hear that it will continue being hot and will wrap up with more hot conditions.

After last year's so-called summer, where it was cooler and pretty wet, this summer has proven to be the opposite. We've had hot weather, hotter weather, and extremely hot temperatures. We've also had a drier-than-average summer. We've had a few storms and a few days of rain, but not very many, that's for sure.

If you've enjoyed this summer, you're going to love what the Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting for the rest of July and for all of August - More hot weather and more dry conditions. That being said, it doesn't mean we won't get cooler days or rainy days, but they will happen less than normal.

So what can we actually expect?

Well, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac, we can expect some showers and thunderstorms throughout the rest of July, but it's going to stay hot. Then as we head into August we're looking at sunny, hot weather. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a cooling around August 3rd through August 8th, but who knows how "cool" it's going to be. It may just be cooler than it has been (which could still put high temperatures in the upper-70s and low-80s).

As for a summary of August, the Old Farmer's Almanac says we can expect average temperatures to be about 5-degrees above normal, and we're looking at about an inch less than our average rainfall for the month.

So far when it comes to predicting our summer in Central New York, the Old Farmer's Almanac has been pretty on. Before summer even started they were calling for a hotter and drier season. And when you factor in our "summer" (if you even want to call it that) from last year, it makes this one seem EVEN hotter and drier. But in reality it's not that far off from a regular summer in our area. We'll feel it next month though, that's for sure. So don't start packing away that warm weather clothing just yet, you're definitely going to need it for a little longer.

 


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[Old Farmer's Almanac]