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Springfield in for “Normal” Summer Temps, Rainfall
Springfield in for “Normal” Summer Temps, Rainfall

For the summer of 2013, Springfield residents can expect to see what one meteorologist considers a normal summer.

Currently, the city of Springfield is three inches below average in precipitation. However, because of early precipitation in the year, Springfield is actually several inches above normal. That’s according to Meteorologist Chris Miller from the National Weather Service in Lincoln.

“All that hot air extending way up into southern Canada is forcing our jet stream to come at us from the Northwest,” said Miller. “That’s going to bring us periodic, cooler weather.”

Miller said to expect scattered showers in the area for the next few weeks with hit and miss thunderstorms for the rest of the summer. As for temperature, Miller said temperatures have been normal as well in Springfield. This is especially compared to last year’s grueling heat.

Miller said to continue to expect high temperatures in the mid 80s and low temperatures in the low to mid 60s.