Garrett’s Blog: Cooler Weather Expected To End June

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It’s hot now… but we’ll enjoy some reasonably cooler temperatures to end the week and the month of June.

Currently, a large ridge of high pressure is centered over Arkansas and Oklahoma. The northern edge of the ridge is in Missouri and that’s where the best chance for showers and thunderstorms will be this week. However, late week we’ll the ridge weaken and allow a front to arrive from the north.

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This image shows the jet stream pattern for Friday night, June 26th. As the front slowly moves south and eventually washes out, we’ll see scattered showers and thunderstorms and eventually some slightly cooler air move into the area for the end of the month.

It will still be warm given we’re in the middle of summer but it shouldn’t be as warm as we’re seeing now.

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The Climate Prediction Center forecast shows a high probability for cooler than normal weather by the end of the month and start of July.

Highs will likely fall into the low to mid 80s by the end of the upcoming weekend and stay there for a few days. Won’t be a cold blast by any means, but even a few degrees might make it more comfortable out there in the afternoon.