WeatherTalk: August will likely be warm and dry
The last month of summer will likely be a lot like the rest of the summer has been.
FARGO — The cooler weather that prevailed this past week across most of the region is on the way out. It is likely that the month of August will mostly be warmer and drier than average, in much the same way most of this summer has gone. The general shape of the weather pattern is likely to feature a jet stream running mainly across southern Canada, a bit more northward over western North America and a little less so to our east.
Occasional southward shifts will bring brief cool-downs, and the occasional upper-level wind disturbance will produce thunderstorms. However, as has been the case this summer, the storms will likely be somewhat scattered, with widespread soaking rains less likely. A few areas will get lucky with some good rainfall, but it appears likely that most of the region will continue to be warmer and drier than is optimum.