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Sunday, June 7, 2015

in the midst of a warm-up... (am.07.jun.15)>

There are a couple of patches of clouds in the eastern sky, otherwise it's mostly clear as the sun comes up on this Sunday morning.  We've had a quiet night with generally fair skies, no rainfall, and a low temp of 64.8F (18.2C).

Our weather has made a major turn back toward summery conditions during the past 24 hours or so, as warmer air continues to filter in not only at the surface, but in the mid- and upper-levels of the atmosphere as well.  This should keep temperatures rising during the coming few days, back into the range of normal or even slightly above normal by the middle of the week.  As far as thundershower potential goes, we're not entirely worry-free, however.  There are still some little pockets of much cooler air lingering up around 15,000-20,000ft -- from central Kashmir into Himachal and Uttarakhand.  From the weather chart/data standpoint, these are very minor features, but with so much surface heating expected to occur, there could be just enough instability generated during the afternoon hours to set off some isolated thunder action over the mountains -- some of which could drift downhill.  Just keep that in mind.

That risk of a random bout of thundershowers exists on just about any given day during this coming week, but we should see mostly sunny skies and dry conditions for the vast majority of the time, with temps still expected to be pushing the highest levels of the entire season and year.

Get forecast details on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab at the top of the page... and don't forget to check out AWAITING MONSOON 2015 to keep track of those developments.