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SATURDAY EVENING... Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since the 20th of December, exactly one month ago...

Sunday, May 31, 2015

changes in progress... (am.31.may.15)>

The sun has been trying to peek through during the past 45 minutes or so, otherwise we'll have to say it's mostly cloudy so far this morning.  I've recorded no precipitation overnight, along with a low temperature of 68.2F (20.1C).

This morning's clouds are an indicator of the changes happening in our atmosphere which will be ongoing over the course of the coming few days.  A batch of upper-level energy has been organizing to our northwest, and is going to settle into northern Pakistan and Kashmir during the next 24 hours or so, then hover there for the majority of the week.  There is also an increasing amount of moisture available, hanging just to our south and southwest -- so we're going to see a greater percentage of cloudiness during the next several days, along with a better chance of some scattered shower and thunderstorm activity.  I still think the most favorable time frame for picking up some significant rainfall will be between Monday and Wednesday, but a few thundershowers could linger around the area into Thursday as well.  As I mentioned yesterday morning, our rainfall total for May is running below normal... but if we can get about a half-inch (1.2cm) of rain before midnight tonight, we'll end the month exactly on par.  

Temperatures will obviously be affected by the increase in clouds, and even moreso if we do come up with decent periods of rain.  We've had a long streak of very warm and relatively dry weather, so this temporary break in classic summertime conditions isn't all bad.  It should warm up again by the end of the week though... so this isn't a permanent turn to rainy and cooler weather by any means.

Check out THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab for forecast details.