Good morning bloggers,
High pressure is expanding across the northern plains and upper midwest this morning and will shift to the east tomorrow. The low temperature this morning was 55°. Summer officially begins one week from tomorrow, June 20th, and today will be a great late spring day with a forecast high of 82°. Take a look at the surface forecast map valid at 2 PM this afternoon:
A surface high will be moving across Iowa this afternoon and shifting east into the Great Lakes states tonight and Wednesday. As it moves to the east some moisture will return from the Gulf of Mexico and our next chance of thunderstorms will increase just a bit Wednesday night into Thursday. We will go over the details of this chance of rain on 41 Action News today and tonight.
I just took Breezy and Stormy for a long walk before sunrise and stopped by in front of my house to see Summer Breeze, the Killdeer bird, in front of my house. The baby birds are due within 72 hours, possibly today or tomorrow. There was a near bird disaster yesterday when a landscape company was spraying the island (where the bird nest is). They had this huge yellow hose and they were spraying the roses. It was like I was in slow motion as I was running out to try to get them to stop. The hose was just two to three feet from the eggs and Summer Breeze was making his Killdeer sounds in the street and acting like he had a broken wing. This is the male bird. The female lays the eggs and the scrounges around for food while the male Killdeer spends most of the time on the eggs.