June 26, 2016 Updated: 5:00 PM
Sunshine will carry us through the remainder of the daylight hours, and those gusty west winds will slowly diminish. This will be especially true tonight, with a mostly clear sky expected and lows in the lower 60's. A trough will be sliding through, bringing a cooler start to the work week.
High pressure over Central Canada will be sliding down to the southeast, bringing cooler but dry weather to our area through the first half of this next week. Temperatures will be several degrees below average on Monday and it will again be breezy, but winds will not be as gusty as today. An upper trough will also be moving across, so morning sunshine will likely give way to afternoon clouds. Highs will mostly be in the lower 70's.. nearly 10 degrees below normal. The center of high pressure then begins to arrive at night and will be over the area on Tuesday. This will make for a clear sky during this time. A cool overnight with lows near 50 and highs in the mid 70's Tuesday. This cooler pattern will also come with low humidity, so some of the final days of June will not feel very summer-like.
Not much will change heading into Wednesday. High pressure will continue to slide to our east, allowing for just a bit of warming and a few extra clouds. This will happen while the next front begins to slide from the Plains into Northwest Minnesota. Highs will be close to 80. This next front currently looks to bring our only real chance at more rainfall this coming week. The timing would favor Thursday, with variable clouds and sun along with that chance of a few showers and thunderstorms. Highs will again be near 80. The front then should move past, while the next high pressure system gradually builds in from the northwest. This will lead to more dry weather Friday and going into the first weekend of July. Temperatures look to remain near or just below average during this time, so for the next week or so, the heat and humidity of summer looks to mostly stay away ..
-Meteorologist Darren Maier