It's hot. It's humid. And it's dry. Here's a look at the precipitation totals from the last seven days in the Midwest:

In portions of Iowa and into Illinois... that white is ZERO precipitation. Nada. No rain. This coming week is going to continue to be hot, humid, and somewhat dry. There will be chances for showers and storms but rain will likely be scattered and not long lived.

Take a look at the precipitation total on the European model through Friday:

Those same spots with little to no rain seem to miss out again, with under a half an inch of precipitation.

Here's a look at the GFS through the same period as a comparison:

The GFS is more bullish, particularly with a system coming in on Friday. So I'd take it with