The Weather Front On-Line (September 2010)
This summer was one of the warmest and wettest on record, based on preliminary data. The statewide average temperature for summer (June–August) in Illinois was 76.4 degrees, 2.7 degrees above normal and the seventh warmest summer on record, according to the Illinois State Water Survey.
Hurricane Earl will threaten the Atlantic Seaboard on September 2-3, with rain squalls and gusty winds expected along the immediate coast from North Carolina to Maine. Meanwhile, a cold front—which will ultimately help to steer Earl away from the U.S. mainland—will produce locally heavy showers from Texas into the Great Lakes States.