Monday, June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

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Weather Eye: Three-day weekend will offer all kinds of weather


This week’s weather wouldn’t take long to get used to, that’s for sure: mainly sunny skies, with highs in the low 70s. Goodness, this could go on forever.

But of course, it won’t: Scattered light showers are on tap for today, especially later in the day.

Rainfall amounts will be on the light side — perhaps a tenth of an inch or so. And the bonus will be highs still around 70 degrees; no more of that cold stuff.

On Friday, as everyone prepares for the long weekend, skies will be more cloudy than clear, and we still run the risk of a shower.

The soaker will be on Saturday, beginning early in the day. We could see half an inch to 1 inch of rain here in the lowlands, with up to a couple inches in the foothills and along the coast.

We may see breezy conditions as well. This system looks more like a winter storm than a late-spring one.

Showers should decrease on Sunday but are still in the forecast as of now. If you want to avoid them, the immediate coastline will be mostly sunny, with showers remaining scattered in the inland valleys.

And of course, the last day of the three-day weekend is scheduled to be warm and dry. That will continue into next week, with another period of highs in the 70s and sunshine.

We have enjoyed five days so far this month with highs in the 70s and three weeks of chilly temperatures with over 3 inches of rain. Despite those 70-degree highs, we are running 4 degrees below the average temperature. May continues to tag along with the other cold spring months before it.

But hey, June is here next Wednesday, and it will arrive with an expected high of 75 to 80 degrees. It is the beginning of summer for us weather and climate folks. However, experts think it will continue the trend of cooler-than-normal weather. Let’s hope not.

Upon close inspection, I see seedlings emerging from my tiny gardens. Nature survives.

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