Hot & Dry 4th of July Week Ahead.
High based showers with more virga than rain.
Southeast of Dunken or Northwest of Hope, New Mexico.
A few high based rain showers and thunderstorms once again dotted the landscape Sunday afternoon. With afternoon high temperatures in the upper 90's and dew point temperatures in the 30's the bases of these storms averaged around 11,000' to 12,000' feet above the ground level. As is typical this time of year and with such a dry sub cloud layer very little rainfall made it to the ground. Most of this activity was in the form of virga. Our moderate to severe drought locally continues.
Hot Holiday Week Ahead.
(Today Through Monday, July 6, 2020).
Weather Prediction Center (WPC) Weekly Rainfall Forecast.
Typical hot and dry late June early July weather conditions are forecast over the local area this week. Afternoon high temperatures will average close to 100º each afternoon today through the 4th of July holiday weekend. Average daily high/low temperatures across the Southeastern Plains for this time of the year is 96º/68º.
Some relief from the heat and drought may come late this week as we see an increase in thunderstorm activity but nothing to bust the drought.
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