The tropical moisture associated with Cindy spun off to the east this afternoon (after dropping as much as 5 inches of rain in a few spots). However we are still seeing scattered areas of showers and T'storms as a rather strong (for June) cold front drops in from the northwest. As of mid-afternoon Farmington had northwest winds and dew points in the 60s whereas most of the area had southwest winds and dew points in the low to mid 70s. A few strong storms are still possible this afternoon and evening as the cold front pushes thru from northwest to southeast. After that it looks like clear sailing through the upcoming weekend.
Another unusually pleasant upper trough pattern will keep temps and humidity levels below normal for the next few days. Lows early next week could threaten some low temp records with clear skies and dry air. Eventually by later in the week an upper ridge will begin to build back over the Mississippi Valley and we'll see temps and eventually dew points rebound to more normal levels (90/70) by late next week. In terms of rain, however, the extended is looking mainly dry. There may be a weak disturbance with a small chance of a shower/T'shower about Monday....otherwise it looks like we may stay dry until the final weekend of June.
6/23 3 pm ba