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With a June like this... Who needs March!

Our pleasant temperatures continue, courtesy of a persistent Canadian influence overhead. Yes, we still fight the threat of a scattered shower, but we'll get more opportunities for sunshine than anything requiring the umbrella.

Good Sunday morning y'all!

...And indeed it is good. High temepratures yesterday were nestled in the upper 60s(!) and low 70s, and today is shaping up the exact same way. Essentially we're picking up where we left off yesterday, with our cool, entrenched area of low pressure at all levels keeping that general fetch of air-flow across the Great Lakes and down into our neck-of-the-woods. HPC's surface map continues to show these little rotating disturbances that we'll have to slalom through over the next couple of days:

HPC - Sunday 8pm

Don't get too annoyed by this-- it could certainly be worse: We could live in New England! (those folks may have 5-6 days of swatting away showers like being stuck in a cave of bats ;-) The appearance of multiple areas of low pressure on the map just makes my point of a large-scale area of general malaise nearby rather than a single pinpointed deep storm system.

We still will get plenty of hours of fantastic weather around here, with temperatures still in the low 70s with sunshine (no complaints here!). The NAM hi-res simulated radar also shows the kind of thing we're talking about:

NAM - SimRadar - Sunday PM NAM - SimRadar - Monday PM

See-- way more annoying in New England ;-) There's much more opportunity for breaking clouds and pleasant sunshine than the cloudy showers. As this storm system unspins and scatters its energy across an even larger radius, we'll start to wonder just how long are we going to be in this weather pattern...

Well, I'll tell you.

GFS - Wednesday PM GFS - Friday PM

We start turning the corner on Wednesday, but it will take all the way to the latter part of the week before high pressure gets established. I got to point out though, 1016mb is not a strong, convincing area of high pressure. Meteorologists usually like to see something like a 1028mb or 1032mb high to be assured of domination. I'm already expecting somewhat of a 'dirty' high pressure (which is code for scattered clouds slipping in underneath). Still, no reason to worry-- we still get our great temperatures, and rain will still be at a minimum.

HPC - 5 Day Total Rainfall Projection

Considering the average daily rainfall for the month of June is on the order of 0.10", numbers like these actually come out below normal believe-it-or-not for the River Cities area back off into Kentucky. Only the mountains stand a shot at higher amounts, which is also normal. All in all, I'll take it. It sure beats the heat we had in March! (this month is certainly starting off a whole lot better too)

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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