Big Texas Cities May Pass 100 While Eastern U.S. CoolsBrian K. Sullivan
High temperatures in Houston and Dallas may pass 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) next week while much of the eastern U.S. and Canada has cooler-than-normal weather, said Matt Rogers, president of the Commodity Weather Group LLC.
Temperatures may be 5 to 8 degrees below normal from the Great Plains to the Great Lakes and about 3 degrees lower in the U.S. Northeast and Canadian Maritimes from Aug. 6 to 10, said Rogers, in Bethesda, Maryland. Texas may be 3 to 5 degrees above normal.
“There are timing and intensity questions still over the details of the expected transient cool pushes over the next two weeks, even though the models are in excellent agreement on the prevailing pattern type,” Rogers said in a note to clients.
Seasonal to below-normal temperatures in the large cities of the eastern U.S. and Canada may decrease energy consumption because fewer people turn to air conditioning.
The normal average temperature in New York for Aug. 8 is about 78 degrees, according to MDA Weather Services in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In Boston it’s 74; Chicago, 74; Dallas, 87; St. Louis, 80; and Seattle, 66.