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This post was written by Schnack on July 5, 2013

Humidity and Chance of Rain Increases


UPDATED at 4:25 PM

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 64-65. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: 86-89. Wind: S 10-20 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. Low: 67-69. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: mid 80s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: mid 80s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers/storms. High: mid 80s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High: low 80s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: low 80s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High: mid 80s.

At 10:00 AM CDT today, Earth was at its farthest point away from the sun than any other time of the year. It was exactly 94,508,959 miles from the sun. Click here to learn more about what is called aphelion.

Since our stretch of dry weather continues, I wanted to take a look at the drought conditions across the Midwest today compared to this week last year. There is a big difference. Click on image to enlarge.

July 5 Drought

The humidity level will increase during the next few days as dewpoint temperatures reach the upper 60s. Dry weather will continue through Saturday. Saturday night into Sunday there is a slight chance of showers/storms. The rain chances increase Monday and Tuesday. Here is the WPC rain forecast for Sunday and Monday. Click on image to enlarge.

July 5 QPF

Not much has changed from the forecast yesterday when it comes to the rain Monday and Tuesday.  Because of that the confidence in the model guidance is increasing. We are still tracking a front, forecast to move south across the state. Along the surface front, at 500 mb, a weak disturbance will help in producing showers/storms Tuesday. The maps below are for Tuesday. At this point I don’t anticipate any severe with the storms. Locally heavy downpours are possible. Click on image to enlarge.

July 5 Tue Maps

The showers will end Tuesday night then the clouds will clear Wednesday morning as high pressure moves into the area. Dry weather is back in the pictures Wednesday through Friday next week.

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This post was written by Schnack on July 5, 2013