After an abnormally warm May, things have felt down right cool across the Inland Northwest. But according to Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service, temperatures are just closer to normal for this time of year. The recent weather pattern has impacted area soils, with soil temperatures still very warm.
“It take a lot of daily change for them to really respond, and they’re still in the upper 60s and 70s, in fact growing degree days are well above normal, with a reports of a number of crops one to two weeks ahead of time.”
Lohman said soil moisture has dropped considerably over the past couple of days. She says with the exception of a few isolated locations that reported isolated thunderstorms over the past couple of weeks, most places saw their soil moisture numbers drop considerably in May. Lohmann says we could see showers roll into our area by the start of the weekend.
“Rain amounts of ¼” to ½” are possible for Wenatchee north, lighter amounts to the south. It should start drying out Sunday, and it will be warm and dryer for much of next week.”
Lohman added winds should be light until that next system moves in late Friday.
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