By Todd Nelson
Even though we are losing daylight, our average temperature continues to rise through mid July thanks to the atmospheric or seasonal lag. Because our atmosphere is largely made up of water, it takes a while for it to warm up or cool down even after maximum or minimum times of solar insolation.
Temperatures today will be near average for late June with highs near 80 degrees. A light breeze and mostly sunny skies will make for a nearly perfect early summer day. Another impulse of energy arrives tomorrow with spotty showers and storms, mainly across southern Minnesota. Weather conditions stay a little on the unsettled side much of the rest of the week as isolated rumbles may be possible each afternoon through the weekend. Keep in mind that no day looks like a washout.
I still don't see any heat waves brewing. Until then, enjoy the summer breeze!
TUESDAY: Plenty of sunshine, pleasant with a slight dip in humidity. High: 81
WEDNESDAY: More clouds, thunder develops late. High: 81
THURSDAY: Spotty afternoon rumbles. Wake-up: 64. High: 78
FRIDAY: Isolated PM T-shower possible. Wake-up: 63. High: 80
SATURDAY: Dry start, late day rumble. Wake-up: 62. High: 81
Average Low: 61 (Record: 44 set in 1972)
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