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July 2020 outlook: above average warmth to continue for much of the US

A ridge of high pressure will continue to build across the central and southern Plains. Here are the overall conditions expected for July.
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After a soaked a hot, dry, but humid June, July is likely to set up nearly the same across the Ozarks and Ouchitas. Storm development will be most likely in the Deep South and the High Plains.

JULY:  WHAT IS NORMAL?

-High Temperatures:  Upper 80s - Low 90s

-Low Temperatures:  Near 70

-Rainfall:  ~3 inches

TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK

Most of the nation is looking warmer this month as an earlier-than-normal high pressure ridge sets up across the Plains.

Arkansas:  Much Warmer

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RAINFALL OUTLOOK

The high pressure ridge will lead to more sinking air and less chances for showers and storms to develop. Overnight complexes of storms are still possible, along with a stray afternoon pop-up, July is likely to be quiet across Arkansas.

Arkansas:  Slightly Drier

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DAYLIGHT

We are slowly losing daylight throughout the month of July.

*based on Fayetteville, AR

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-Matt