|Almost no precipitation has fallen in the past week over a large part of the Mid-South.|
|Forecast rainfall amounts from the NWS for Sunday night through Monday. Most areas in the metro will likely see a quarter-inch of rain with some areas seeing a half inch and higher amounts from any thunderstorms.|
By Tuesday, the first front is south of us, pushing rain to our south, and a northeast breeze will be welcome as dewpoints drop into the mid 60s as the second front moves through. That will make it feel a little more comfortable. Temperatures in the June sun will still reach the lower 90s, or very near average for this time of year. That trend continues Wednesday with similar conditions expected. With dewpoints in the 60s, morning lows will be more tolerable - near 70 in most locations versus the 80 degree readings we've seen early the past several mornings.
|The surface map for Tuesday morning indicates that one cold front will be to our south while a reinforcing front, with lower humidity behind it, will be moving into the area. Despite green shading over the metro, rain chances are slim on Tuesday.|
Looking beyond the 4th, the long-range outlooks from the NWS Climate Prediction Center indicate a slightly elevated chance that average temperatures remain below normal for the first full week of July from the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic into the Mid-South - a welcome change from a June that has been much warmer than average for most of the nation! Let's hope it pans out!
|The NWS Climate Prediction Center believes temperatures could average below normal for areas in blue between July 4-10, while areas of the western and far southern U.S. will see above normal temperatures.|
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