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Thursday, June 4, 2015

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 59.9F (15.5C)
High temp: 71.8F (22.1C)
Rainfall: 0.02" (less than 1mm)

It is somewhere between partly and mostly cloudy as the sun sets this evening.  We came up with a good amount of sunshine this afternoon -- mainly after about 2:30pm -- but the morning into the early afternoon was dominated by cloudiness and occasional very light rain showers, along with some gusty winds at times.  Temperatures were a bit warmer than yesterday's, but still well below normal for early June.

The upper-level low pressure system which has been stuck here for the last several days continues to spin itself out, but is still not really moving anywhere.  Its remnants will remain over northern India until we get some kind of potent flow aloft that will push it off to the east... and that may be another couple of days away.  That means that even though our atmosphere is gradually moving toward greater stability, we're not there yet, and there could still be some random shower/thunder development both tonight and/or on Friday.  But yes, a trend toward improvement is already underway.

Much warmer air is still scheduled to start pushing in almost immediately, so you'll see on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK that our temperatures are set to rise quite dramatically between tomorrow and early next week.  Right now it's looking like we may be dealing with some of the hottest weather of this summer season between roughly Monday and Wednesday, with very little chance of rain during that period.

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