SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – We’re almost halfway through summer; a summer with not a lot of real heat, and no shortage of rain. As of tomorrow, summer will be officially half over, without much summer heat.
July won’t be known much for heat, but instead for the rain. We have had over 7 inches of rain in July, where normally we have less than 4 inches. There weren’t many days in the 90s in July. There were only 4, but surprisingly we were still warmer than normal.
Heading into august, we’ll have shorter days and longer nights, but residents in Springfield are hoping that there will still be more heat.
“Rest of august? I want to say it’s going to get up there to the 90s,” Salvatore Demaio of Springfield told 22News. “Be a little bit humid. If not I will be sad. It kind of feels like the beginning of the summer right now. Maybe towards September it will still be hot hopefully.”
August is typically cooler than July, but it’s still our second warmest month of the year. High temperatures average at 81 degrees with overnight lows near 59. We usually get less rain in August than July.
The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting near normal rain and temperatures for the rest of the month.
What you’ll probably notice most in the transition from July to August is the shorter days. From the beginning of August through the 31st, we will have lost an hour and 15 minutes of daylight.