Awhile back on Facebook Live, I talked about the big story for the 2nd half of June would be the surging heat with lots of 90s and a few 100s across the state. Every now and then a little rain would fall, but it’s been dry about 95% of the time.
Things are about to change for the better in both regards. We’ve already seen a little bit of rain on Thursday and even a few showers out there today. We still may see a pop up shower or two over the weekend, but from Monday onward we should see at least isolated showers/storms each day with some days getting more widespread coverage due to weak frontal boundaries. This will lead to rainfall totals of 1-2″ in most areas with a few spots getting up to 5″. See a couple of different model solutions for rain totals through July 3rd below.
Heat wise, the mid to upper 90s will continue through the weekend, but gradually cool a bit each day starting on Monday the 27th and as we head into the July 4th weekend. On days where we see more widespread rain and cloud cover, temperatures will top out in the 80s and possibly even the 70s if things are timed just right. Unfortunately the heat surges back on Independence Day but as of now it looks dry. Watch out for the heat index though as it should be above 100 in most areas of the state.