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Statement as of 10:39 PM EDT on July 24, 2014

...August climate outlook...

August is the last month of the climatological Summer season.Warm days persist with occasional cooler mornings towards the end of the month. Scattered thunderstorms occur mainly in the afternoon and evening but become less frequent as the month progresses. August is normally the driest month of the Summer season. Radiational cooling produces more frequent early morning fog.

At Columbus...the normal high temperature starts out in the middle 80s(84 degrees) and cools slightly to the lower 80s(82 degrees) by month's end. Normal lows start in the middle 60s(65 degrees) and cools slightly to the lower 60s(62 degrees) by the end of the month. Normal rainfall is 3.32 inches.

At Cincinnati...the normal high temperature starts out in the middle 80s(85 degrees) and cools slightly to the lower 80s(83 degrees) by month's end. Normal lows start out in the middle 60s(66 degrees) and cools slightly to the lower 60s(63 degrees) by the end of the month. Normal rainfall is 3.41 inches.

At Dayton...the normal high temperature in the lower 80s(83 degrees down to 81 degrees) while the normal lows start out in the middle 60s(64 degrees) and cools slightly to around 80 degrees by the end of the month. Normal rainfall is 2.99 inches.

What is the forecast for August 2014? The climate prediction center expects equal chances of temperatures and rainfall to be below or above normal.