Would you rather deal with a short, but extremely humid summer or a dry, but a dry but strong heat that lasts a great portion of the year?
Let's say the short but super humid and sticky summer would only last about 3-4 months whereas the strong dry heat would last for about 7-8 months. I would pick the humid summer. As much as I hate humidity and as suffocating as it would feel compared to the dry heat, at least it would be over far quickly and I could enjoy some nicer weather for the greater portion of the year. The long dry heat spell would feel more comfortable without the humidity, but it lasts longer and you enjoy far fewer months of nicer weather.