Jet stream expected to bring some cool days


Jet stream expected to bring some cool days

An ag meteorologist says next month will continue to be mostly dry, but cooler than previously forecast.

State climatologist for Michigan Jeff Andresen says a strengthening trough is developing over the Midwest which should bring cooler than normal temperatures into mid-August.

“That is leading to a large area of below normal, or cooler than normal temperatures across the lower and middle Mississippi Valley, but it extends northward all the way up to into portions of the Great Lakes states.  That’s completely new.”

At the same time, he says conditions are expected to be drier than normal through August.

Andresen says the long lead outlooks continue to call for warmer than normal conditions through October but equal chances for precipitation.

Andresen’s weekly weather outlook with MSU Extension