Here’s a look at what you can expect for temperatures and weather in August, as the first week will bring an expansive flash flooding threat and lower temperatures in the East, and soaring temperatures in the Northwest.
It’s a tale of two halves, as the East will see a bit of a cool down for the first week of August, while the Western half of the US will see temperatures climbing and a more summer-like feel, the Weather Channel reports.
Parts of the East will see temperatures dropping from the low 80s into the mid-70s, while other areas will see temperatures fall from the high to the low 80s and even high 70s.
In the West, temperatures will climb as much as eight degrees from Monday to mid-week. While in the Northwest temperatures will start off in the low to high 90s.
However, your mileage may vary if you’re in the middle of the country. For the Ohio Valley, temperatures will rise from the mid-70s to the mid-80s.
In the South, a stalled out front will bring rain and even a threat of flash flooding from Monday through Wednesday.
In the West, monsoonal rain will bring a significant flash flooding threat from the Southwest to the Northwest, at least for the first two days of the week, and potentially midweek.
At least a dozen states in the West were under threat of flooding on Monday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), with flash flood warnings issued in 6 states including California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, and a flash flood watch issued in another six states including New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, as well as a flood advisory in central Texas.
The monsoonal weather has already caused flooding in some areas, while the moisture has flared up symptoms for people with arthritic conditions sending them seeking arthritis pain relief medication.
In the South, NWS forecasters were warning of potential flooding in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. The flooding threat will continue at least through Wednesday as the storms move east to include North Carolina and Virginia.
Generally speaking, over the course of the month of August, the northern Rockies and upper Midwest will see significantly above-average temperatures, according to The Weather Company.
Above-average temperatures are also projected for the northern tier of the state from the west to the upper Midwest.
Seasonable temperatures are expected for a diagonal swath of the country beginning in southern California and pointing to the northeast toward Maine.
Slightly below-average temperatures are forecast for regions south of Colorado, for portions of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and the lower mid-Atlantic.
Much of the South and mid-South will see significantly below-average temperatures, with the exception of Florida. The central and northern areas of the sunshine state will see slightly below-average temperatures, while the southern portion of Florida will see slightly above-average temperatures.