The Midwest is in the center of the North American continent. That's why we get the super hot summer and frost biting winters. Most other places have the courtesy to stick to only one extreme.
It's hot and the grass is bone dry, despite all the humidity. Summer storm do nothing but quench only the thinnest top layer of dust, especially in soil that doesn't hold moisture very well.
Here's to summer storms along the sandy dunes of Lake Michigan. May the dry grass not catch fire and may the hardiest of plants survive the future cold snaps of fall and the layers of winter snow.