SkyWarn 13 Forecast
HAZE LINGERS ANOTHER DAY, WHILE THE FIRST RAIN CHANCES OF THE MONTH ARRIVE THURSDAY
Today will be another nice summer day with a good amount of sunshine again, along with more hazy conditions. This is expected to improve however by tonight and Thursday as the wind flow shifts and should help to clear out some of these stagnant conditions. There will be a cold front draped to our north, linked up with a low pressure system in the Northern Dakotas. We will be on the eastern edge of the associated wind field, leading to some developing breezes with highs in the mid 80′s.
While the cold front remains stretched out to our north, a broad trough of low pressure will arrive from the west, leading to increasing clouds and a good chance for scattered showers and storms Thursday. Southwest flow will continue and should begin to pull up more moisture into the state, leading to dew points rising back into the 60s. Temperatures are likely to be impacted with limited sunshine and highs for most places will likely remain in the cooler 70′s. Though storms are likely to remain weak, they will be capable of producing some heavier downpours. By Friday this system will be to our east with still a cold front draped just to our north. This set up will allow for warmer weather to quickly return, while dew points continue to climb, making for some sticky conditions. Not much change is forecast Friday or Saturday, with minimal storm chances and a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 80′s. The next low pressure area will be taking shape in the Northern Plains, working to the east through the weekend and may bring our next chance for some rainfall and storms by Sunday. After this exits, chances are there for at least a few hotter days again with perhaps a day or two of 90 degree weather early next week.