We had four hundredths of an inch of rain yesterday afternoon, our first in nine days. We now have a total of 2.59 inches for the month. Driving around Allegan and Kalamazoo counties I see the soybeans and corn crops are stressed and small for this time of year except where irrigation occurs. I suspect this will continue as long as the parade of areas of high-pressure march across the Great Lakes. Any precipitation heading towards the state is sucked dry. As we move into the first week of July the CPC is guessing a 33 to 40% chance of above-normal rainfall…
Yesterday we had a high temperature of 83°, the low was 59°. We lost 17 seconds of daylight yesterday and 35 seconds since the summer equinox. We are on a gradual spiral to fall.
We expect another dry day today with decreasing clouds and breezy conditions.
- Becoming cooler today through Monday - A consensus of latest short range guidance and CAMs suggest that Lingering early morning showers mainly over our se fcst area will exit our area by around 12Z this morning. Skies will be partly sunny today and it will be cooler with temps this afternoon in the 70s. It will also become breezy this afternoon through this evening with wnw winds ramping up to 15-25 mph. The coolest day will be Monday with h8 temps of only around 5 to 7 C by then. As a result high temps will struggle to reach the upper 60s to perhaps lower 70s. Temps will be warmer Tuesday as winds back to the sw and warm air advection commences. A cold front moving in from the northwest will bring some showers mainly to our northern fcst area Tuesday night. However moisture with this system is quite limited and rain of any significance is not expected. - Moderating trend of temps mid to late week - Temps will undergo a moderating trend mid to late week as h8 temps moderate significantly to around 20 C by Thursday. As a result high temps by then will flirt with the 90 degree mark. A high pressure ridge will bring fair wx Wed/Thur. A cold front moving in from the northwest will bring the next chance of rain late Thursday night and Friday. Temps will return to closer to normal for this time of year by next weekend.