Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

June 13, 2014 0 Comments

As we enjoy the benefits of dry, Canadian high pressure that include sunny skies, low humidity, and comfortable temperatures, we know that as mid and even late June approach on the calendar, heat, humidity, and some early summer thunderstorms can’t be too far off. In fact, the pattern will turn on a dime this weekend behind this high pressure as more of west-southwest flow pattern aloft, will allow a procession of storm systems from the west and the accompanying heat and humidity to make things more June-like in our area.

High pressure is providing us with a picture perfect finally Friday today.

High pressure is providing us with a picture perfect finally Friday today.

The first storm system to affect us in the next week will glide in from the Plains late Saturday night into early Sunday. We’ll like have some scattered thunderstorms ahead of it during the day tomorrow, especially late in the afternoon into the evening. Severe weather is expected to develop in eastern Nebraska and South Dakota and then migrate eastward as a line of strong winds and hail producing storms. That line may bring some severe weather to our local area late Saturday night into the first few hours of Sunday morning. Not only will wind and hail be a possibility for many of us, but locally heavy rainfall will be possible. The storms will move east of us in the midday hours Sunday, leaving sunshine and gusty winds, but drier weather in store for most of our Father’s Day afternoon.

Parts of Nebraska and western Iowa are in the Moderate Risk area for severe weather Saturday and Saturday night while the western portion of our viewing area may face the Slight Risk of some strong storms Saturday night.

Parts of Nebraska and western Iowa are in the Moderate Risk area for severe weather Saturday and Saturday night while the western portion of our viewing area may face the Slight Risk of some strong storms Saturday night.

Heavy rainfall will be possible with some of this weekend's storms, especially those late Saturday night into early Sunday. An inch or two of rainfall is in the forecast for much of our region.

Heavy rainfall will be possible with some of this weekend’s storms, especially those late Saturday night into early Sunday. An inch or two of rainfall is in the forecast for much of our region.

A little rainfall, as long as it doesn’t all come at once, would be a good thing for us as we’re roughly three inches below normal for the past month and things are starting to get a little brown.

 Another storm system early in the upcoming week will bring some more thunderstorms late Monday evening through Tuesday, some of which may become strong to severe as 80 degree heat and heavier humidity will be likely.

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