Chilly final weekend of July

A combination of cool breezes, rain and lack of sunshine made for a chilly July weekend in the Upper Peninsula.

Several areas in Upper Michigan experienced low record-breaking temperatures as the low pressure system hit the state.

The bitter and brisk weather has left people wondering if the warm summer season came to an end early this year.

“It is actually fairly uncommon to get that cool this time of year. Several locations across the U.P. actually broke their record coldest maximum temperature for both Saturday and Sunday, and they broke their record maximum temperature for the entire month of July. Records for Iron Mountain go back to 1910, so that gives you an idea how cool it really was,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Keith Cooley.

Houghton, Ironwood, Escanaba and even the National Weather Service station in Negaunee Township were some the areas that experienced new record lows.

Although temperatures will return to their warmer, normal ranges for July this week, another cold front is expected to arrive in the U.P. towards the end of the week.