We are pretty much ALL tired of the rainy weather at this point. We have had measurable rain (more than a “trace”) 13 out of 21 days this month. A handful of rainfall totals:
Yards are water-logged and many outdoor plans have been ruined. I am getting asked frequently…when is this pattern going to change??
There are finally signs that it is about to change.
The reason for the wet June? It can mostly be blamed on a persistent ridge of high pressure over the Southeast. This atmospheric traffic cop has deflected a large chunk of the moisture coming out of the Gulf of Mexico into the southern Plains, the Mississippi Valley and the lower Great Lakes/Ohio Valley.
This week will not be as wet as recent weeks but there can still be rain in spots late tonight/tomorrow morning and again Thursday into Thursday night.
After that…a pattern change is set to take place. Will it rain occasionally? YES. But will it rain has frequently and as HARD as it has rained over the past few weeks? NO! The reason? The weather pattern is going to revert back to the pattern we have had over the last couple of winters. A BIG ridge of high pressure in the West and a trough setting up over the Great Lakes and Northeast:
That will keep the juiciest air locked up over the Gulf of Mexico…..reducing our opportunities for tropical downpours and frequent thunderstorms.
This pattern will also produce some very comfortable weather for the Valley at the end of June and through at least the 4th of July. That means no 90+ degree heat, no long stretches of uncomfortable humidity and some good “sleeping weather” at night. Enjoy!