Posted by Meteorologist Scott Sabol – Updated at 5:30am Tuesday

It is the end of July and it feels like early October. Hmmmm. Unusual? You bet.

The official high Monday in Cleveland was 67 degrees, which is well below our normal high of 82 degrees for this time of year.

map3Today, temps won’t improve a lot. What side of 70°F you reach will depend on how much sun can pop out. Can’t rule out a random shower or two later this afternoon.

Much better chance for rain and a few storms Wednesday as a strong cold front moves through in the afternoon.

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It’s not only Cleveland that is experiencing this cooler-than-normal pattern. Its much of the northeastern US and Great Lakes! Look how this July since the 15th compares to 2009’s cool-down across the country.

FINAL_tempsHow long will these cool temperatures last?

Cool temperatures will still dominate the region on Wednesday with highs only around 70. Showers will again be a factor as the next system approaches. Thursday we will warm up slightly with highs in the mid 70s with a slight risk for a shower or two. Temperatures are going to consistently stay in the mid 70s up until the weekend. You can forget seeing 80°F for a while.