It is the last week of July and many are asking what may occur in August. There are signs that a drier and continued warm pattern will be with us during the month. Temperatures have been above average for most of the past several months and I think that pattern of temperatures being 2-3 degrees above normal will continue for the next several weeks. Rainfall as always is the tougher weather element to pin down in long term forecasting as it only takes one thunderstorm to make a certain area either very wet, or a miss, very dry. Most of this area averages between 2-3 inches of rain during the month of August and at the moment my thoughts are many (not all) of us will be either near or below those numbers.