Pattern suggests hottest temperatures are in the past for Illinois.
Lower dew points could bring more comfortable weather conditions the rest of the July.
Meteorologist predicts another week of above-average temps and only sporadic chances for rainfall across Illinois.
Be warned: Heat could linger.
Warm temps and plenty of rain highlight the month; find out if July will offer more of the same.
Heavy rains that have been common in some parts of the state recently might be needed to get crops through the expected dry period.