Lows this morning we were crisp & cool with lows of 46-55.
After highs 71-82 yesterday, highs today ran 72-78 with extremely low dew points, leading to relative humidity values down to 18%.
We continue to lose tremendous amounts of soil moisture daily with these winds & the bone-dry, steppe-type air.
At 6 p.m. this evening, temperatures were 72-78, but check out the dew points as low as 33!
Lots of dry, hot weather is ahead.
Tomorrow will rise to the 80 to 80s range, followed by 90s through Sunday.
Next potential of t'storms at this point is next Saturday night-Sunday.
Highs of 94-100 are possible by the end of the week or early next weekend given intense sinking air & drying soils with browning grass.
Humidity will not be a big issue until next Saturday, but it will be hot, nonetheless.
Enjoy the low of 49-56 tonight & the 70s to 82 today!
Dry, hot weather shows domination through June 23.
A stormy, wetter pattern should be with us June 23-26.
Another spurt of storminess & heavier rainfall is possible June 29-July 1, followed by increasingly hot, dry pattern.
Note how July overall continues to show a below normal rainfall pattern here & across the Corn Belt. The heavier rains are in the tropical moisture in the Southern Plains, Southeast & in the "Ring of Fire" from Montana & Wyoming to South Dakota, Minnesota to Michigan & even parts of New England.