ANOTHER CHILLY NIGHT
Early morning low temperatures were more like early April than June Monday morning. The official low hit 48° in the city, the normal for May 1. Parts of northern Indiana fell into the 30’s, though. South Bend and La Porte dipped to 39° while Michigan City fell to 36°.
The chilly 40’s in June are not that infrequent. In fact, there was one night in the 40’s last June. A scan of weather records over the past 17 years shows six Junes have produced at least one 40° night but multiple nights in 40’s? Now that is a little more rare. The forecast overnight will once again bring a low just under 50° making this only the 3rd June to have a multi-night low in the 40’s since 1996.
June 2003 had four nights with a record low of 39° on the June 2. June 2000 had two nights in the 40’s: June 6 and June 7.
COOL STRETCH COMING
Two-week temperature forecasts suggest we may save a few bucks on the air conditioning. The latest 8-14 day outlook from the NWS shows a high likelihood of colder than normal temps over the eastern half of the nation.
The upper air flow will be dominated by a northwest to southeast wind flow. This “northwest” flow will typically keep summer hot domes from expanding north and east while tapping cooler air from Canada as fast-moving systems ride the winds.
Here is the break out over the next 2.5 weeks:
DAYS 1-5: -5°
DAYS 6-10: -9°
DAYS 11-16: -8°
QUIET NATION FOR NOW
Severe weather, while not completely absent today, has been fairly tame. Through 5 p.m., there have been no severe weather reports – the first time in three weeks with a day lacking severe reports. The last time there were fewer than 10 severe weather reports came May 12 with a total of two.
BREAK FROM THE RAIN
The wet weather holds off for now but rain chances will return by mid-week. Showers are expected to return with a chance of storms by Wednesday. Showers are possible through Friday and expected again Sunday and Monday. Seven-Day rainfall numbers are low only averaging .39″ and the 2.5 week rainfall forecast continues that trend at only 1.23″ forecast ONLY 54 percent the normal.