June got off to a hot start Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s. Today will not be as hot but it WILL be more humid. The leading edge of that more moisture-laden air mass produced some showers and thunderstorms early this morning. Here was the radar at 8:10 am as the activity was departing our viewing area:
What about the rest of the day? I don’t think it rains MUCH. Pop-up shower and storm activity remains a possibility but I suspect there are many locations that do not see a drop for the rest of the day. 15 hour futurecast:
Hourly odds of rain in any one location:
Meanwhile, a cold front is approaching from the northwest. Notice the lower-dewpoint air behind that front. That’s the refreshing air mass that we will enjoy tomorrow.
Friday will be a winner with highs near 80 and lots of afternoon sunshine.
Some forecasting challenges for the weekend. I still think Saturday is pretty nice although clouds will increase. The GFS model (shown) is aggressive with bringing rain into the region by evening. I think this is too fast but the trend bears watching. We may have to insert a small chance for late-day rain into the forecast today.
Sunday will be an unsettled day but not a total washout. Plan on spotty showers all day with the chance for thunder as well.
EARLY NEXT WEEK: COOL-ISH
A trough of low pressure will slide across the Great Lakes early next week. This will result in cooler-than-average air for us…although not by a lot. Highs Monday near 70. Tuesday’s highs probably in the upper 60s.
Spotty showers each day. Monday is probably the wetter of the two days.
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