July is typically when we’d move into the dog days of summer, and the century mark is not that unusual during 4th of July weekend. However, it looks like the hot weather will hold off for the foreseeable future. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said temperatures this holiday weekend will be seasonal, which means 80s for most of the Northwest, and dry conditions.
“Actually, the outlook for the entire month of July calls for below normal temperatures and kind of equal chances of precipitation. Normally, July is a very dry month, so, if we get ¼” of rain out of one of these thunderstorms, we’re above normal.”
Lohmann said June was a mixed bag when it came to precipitation, with the Palouse and foothills of the Blues receiving a lot of rain, and the Yakima area remaining dry.
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