Thursday is the first day of Summer, but don’t expect summer heat to take over the Inland Northwest anytime soon. It appears that summer will start the way spring is ending, cool, cloudy, with isolated showers. National Weather Service meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann said the heat isn’t expected to make itself know until the middle portion of next week.
“The overall pattern continues to show some dry cold fronts moving mainly through Washington, the moisture stays north in Canada, so we’ll generally see some cooler temperatures and and some gusty winds as they move through, we kind of have one on tap for late Saturday into Sunday and again on Tuesday.”
Lohmann said the outlook for the last two weeks of June: near normal temperatures below average precipitation. She adds the spring of 2018 will go down as a unique one weather wise presenting some challenges for farmers and outdoor lovers a like.
“May and June were just both sides of the coin there. We saw a May that was so warm, some of the warmest temperatures on record for the month of May in a lot of locations, dating back to 1958. And it was fairly dry. And then June temperatures while they’ve seemed cold, they are actually near normal.”
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