It has certainly felt a bit cooler lately, especially after an early surge of heat in April and parts of May. You would think, given the past few weeks, that we might be below-average in the temperature department. . But despite a pattern which has featured several days of rain and clouds, the first (almost) half of June 2012 has averaged temperatures near normal. The story of this week will be a similar one, with rain on Tuesday and early Wednesday giving way to near average temperatures the rest of the week and leading into the weekend. A weak trough off the East Coast will prevent a surge of heat which is expected to effect the Midwest and Central United States beginning later this week, but temperatures will still warm up to slightly above normal levels by then. The good news, for our area, will be a general lack of high-precipitation events through the time period. The rain early Wednesday looks like the last-hoorah for the rain until at least the weekend, as high pressure will be sandwiched in between our area with a trough off to both our west and east. We could see clouds back in the forecast, however, by this weekend in response to a backdoor front and some marine/ocean air being pushed inland.
Stay tuned over the next few days for updates on the weather this weekend — including the timing of clouds from the backdoor front and any potential precipitation events down the road.