Today’s high at DFW hit 92°. That’s the first time we’ve been in the 90’s since May 5th (to be fair we hit 89° a total of EIGHT times between then and now). Back in early May when we had that last (and only) run of 90° days the dewpoints were down in the 30’s. Today the dewpoints were in the upper 60’s. Summer is here, you can feel it.
Rain chances are really starting to taper off. They are rather meager tomorrow and grow even less for the rest of the week:
In the big picture we have hot and dry weather ahead of us for the first week of June. High pressure over Mexico is drifting into Texas; this will bring to an end our rain of late and bring the longest run of 90 degree weather we’ve had so far this year. By mid-week is practically right overhead; we’ll have highs hit the upper 90’s:
By the end of the week it starts to drift south, opening the door for the storms that will be over the Central Plains all work week. Perhaps by next weekend outflow boundaries from these storms to the north might smack into our strong south wind and create some thunderstorms. It is possible that these storms could hold together late into the night and enter our northern counties by morning. We’ll see, we certainly could use the rain.
We are currently off to the 6th driest start to a year on record. In a typical June we get well over 3″ of rain:
We haven’t done that lately. For the last four years (all drought years) we’ve haven’t cracked the 3″ mark:
In June the average high starts in the 80’s and end in the mid-90’s.
We’ll be in the mid-90’s by mid-week. Rain chances hold off until next weekend.
Today we started the Atlantic Hurricane season. There is a disturbance down in the Gulf but chances are low it develops into anything. It could bring some very heavy rain in Florida by next weekend.
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