As mild temperatures continue, August heat hard to come by in South Bend
After a very warm June and July across Michiana, many expected the heat to hold steady into August.
Instead, we've seen highs in the 70s and lows dipping close to 50 degrees at night.
In all of July, temperatures were below-normal just 2 times over the course of 31 days. Already, this August has had four days of below-normal temperatures.
While this summer is still on pace to be one of the warmest on record, the cool start to August has really put a dent in our ranking. South Bend was in 10th place for warmest summer on July 31. Just four days later, our ranking dropped five spots.
Temperatures will stay mild for the next few days before approaching 90 degrees by the start of next week.
If you are hoping for more 90 degree weather this summer, you might be disappointed. Recently, the 90s haven't been that common during the month of August. Our 30-year average is 2, down from what used to be 7 during the early 1900s. 1947 was the year with the most 90 degree days during the month of August in South Bend.
Last year and 2017 had zero days of 90 degree weather as well.
One thing is for sure, however: summer is not over yet in Michiana. The heat and humidity will return this weekend.