July is set to go down as one of the cooler on record. It may not break a record thanks to several short-lived runs of summer heat, but still its one well remember for a while. Looking ahead August, which begins Friday on a cooler than normal note, looks poised to continue this weeks trend into its opening days. Some climate forecasters are calling for back to back cool summer months. They also say the trend could be on the drier than normal side in soybean growing regions of the Midwest. Theres little in this weeks crop condition reports to indicate a major shift towards a dry pattern that would damage prospects for the 2014 season. Theres just a one-percent lowering of conditions for corn and for wheat. Often by this time in the growing season larger condition declines are the norm especially during drought years like the last three. A little warmer weather is expected for the end of the week and into the weekend but by no means will it be a heat wave. And has been the case for the past several weeks well expect some moisture to move back into the area from Tuesday and beyond producing afternoon thundershowers.
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