It comes as no surprise to anyone in the Southeast this summer that July is cooler and wetter than normal in most areas. This is according to Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension Agricultural Climatologist.
Knox reported in her University of Georgia Extension Climate and Agriculture blog that even with the warmer temperatures being experienced this week, cooler temperatures and heavy precipitation dominated the month.
Most of the cooling was in daytime high temperatures. In Florida and surrounding areas, the overnight minimum temperatures were warmer than normal.
Heavy rains have been persistent throughout the Southeast. According to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor, sufficient moisture is being reported in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.