Incredible to think that it’s July and we’re talking record cold. The flip side to this: it means another nice afternoon with highs in the upper 70s. That’s a gain of 25° today. So imagine if we were in the neighborhood of average and the low this morning was in the low 70s. Tack on 25° and we’re pushing the mid 90s.
And now, with all the rain over the last week, here’s the update:
I will say I am a bit surprised there was no change in Missouri or the KC area. But out in Southwest Kansas, where they were 300% of average for June, a needed dent was put into the drought there. For reference, here are what the colors mean:
June is typically a wet month and as you can see, we sure did pick up a good amount of rain. Now I am aware that your mileage may vary. We have seen a large spread just around the Metro area itself. Some places may have only picked up an inch or two last month.
As we switch gears and talk about the holiday ahead, many will be making plans to be outside. If you’re wondering about fireworks displays Friday night, I’ll think we be in good shape. There *is* a chance for rain after midnight but I believe it will hold off long enough for those 9:45p displays to get going without a problem.
It appears we’ve lucked out again this year with weather for the 4th of July. Hopefully your holiday is a great one and you celebrate safely. Oh, for those wondering when Summer will return from its vacation: you will not have to wait long. Highs should climb into the 90s by Sunday and Monday.
See you again tomorrow morning on 41 Action News Today.