The latest long term forecast is predicting a cooler than normal late summer and fall in Illinois. State Climatologist Jim Angel says the National Weather Service is setting up the state for some pleasant temps to round out the summer.
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For the early fall, almost all of Illinois has an increased chance of below average temperatures. So far July is shaping up to be both cooler and wetter than average, with temperatures five degrees below normal and rainfall about doubled for the first half of the month.