July's weather extremes linger into August

For half the country, July ended on a slightly cool note. Now, it looks like that same trend will spill into the first half of August.

For the most part, we're still seeing a meridional flow in the jet stream. That means the jet stream still looks wavy, traveling north and south.

During this kind of weather pattern, unseasonably cool air moves into areas where the jet stream has dipped farther south, and uncomfortably hot air builds where the jet stream rides to the north.

Long-term forecast models are showing this type of pattern lasting through the first couple weeks of August.

 

By the end of the month, however, it looks like the jet stream will straighten itself out and return to a more zonal, west to east, flow.

This means everyone should start to see more seasonable and summer-like temperatures by the end of the month.

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