We are officially in the "dog days of summer" which usually means our warmest temperatures of the year and plenty of sunshine. With that said, it is the Northland we are talking about so really anything can happen, no matter what month it is.

At the beginning of each month, I look at the Old Farmer's Almanac to see what they are predicting weather-wise for the near future. Here are the predictions for July:

From July 1st through the 8th, the Almanac predicts isolated thunderstorms with cool temperatures.

From July 9th to the 17th, we will see a few storms with warm conditions before cooling off.

From July 18th to the 22nd of the month, we will see more showers and warm temperatures.

Expect more rain from the 23rd of July to the 26th with another cool down.

The end of the month - July 27th to the 31st - will bring sunshine and hot temperatures.

Obviously, you should take this all with a grain of salt. They look at long-term weather patterns and trends and do not make predictions day-to-day. Whether you believe in this system or not, it's always fun to look back and see if anything matched up. (They were pretty spot on for June, I must say!)

The Old Farmer's Almanac forecasts by region, with ours including most of Minnesota and Wisconsin, parts of North and South Dakota and Michigan.

Happy Summer!