Good Sunday bloggers,
We are going to have an interesting and rare June day. A strong June cold front will move through during the early afternoon without much rain. But, there will be clouds, a north wind gusting to 20-30 mph and a temperature drop from 75°-80° to the 60s and low 70s. It is not easy to see falling temperatures during the afternoon in June without much rain.
Early Sunday morning it was in the 30s across western South Dakota and Wyoming.
The front is moving through with little rain as it is running into an area of subsidence (sinking air). This sinking air prevents thunderstorm development and makes it tough for rain and thunderstorms to survive. This sinking air is being caused by a storm system stuck in the Midwest as the system from the west is moving east. In between the two storm systems you have sinking air, but the zone is hardly moving due to the storm to the east. So, when the thunderstorms move east and encounter this zone, they fall part or turn away. This is great news for all of the Sunday outdoor events, such as the Dog n Jog, Head for the Cure bike race and the Royals game.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: The front will be on our doorstep at noon. It will be mostly cloudy with temperatures reaching their high for the day of 75°-80°. The front will sweep across the region during the early afternoon with clouds, wind and temperatures falling to the 60s by 5-7 PM. The rain chances are low, but a shower can’t be ruled out.
MONDAY MORNING: It will be clear and refreshing with less wind. Lows will be 50°-55°. The record low is 47°. When you have near record lows in June, July and August that means comfortable!
MONDAY AFTERNOON: You can’t ask for much nicer weather. It will be sunny, with a light breeze, low humidity and highs in the 70s.
TUESDAY: We will have another nice day with increasing clouds as another system and cold front approach from the northwest. You can see the high at Dodge City which is near 90°. This next front will prevent that heat from heading our way.
TUESDAY NIGHT-WEDNESDAY: Our one main rain chance through Thursday is during this time as the front moves by. We are not expecting severe weather and rainfall will be .10″ to 1″.
THURSDAY: Eight days before summer begins we will see lows around 50° and highs 70°-75°.
JUNE 14-20: The daily, wet weather will return. This is a map showing the rainfall forecast between June 9 and 20. 2″ to 5″ of rain is likely from Kansas to Ohio, and across the southern Plains. Even though this is a 10 day rainfall forecast, most of it occurs in the last 5 days. So, here we go again. This data has less rain across the Missouri river basin, but we shall see about that.
Have a great week.