We turn the page on June this weekend and head into July. Looking back, June was a wet month for those in the southeast while the northeast was dry.
Temperature wise though, it wasn’t too bad. Sioux Falls and Aberdeen had five days above 90 degrees and Aberdeen even reached 100 on the fifth. Pierre and Rapid City were similar but had a cooler monthly average high.
But July will be like a runaway train, it’s coming in hot! The two week outlook has afternoon highs well above average; in the mid to upper 80s at its coolest but 90s to near 100 will be the norm.
The second half of the month has a different outlook. The weather computer model has KELOLAND with cooler than average temperatures. By then average highs are in the mid-80s to near 90 so if the models verify in weeks three and four, we’ll have averaged highs cooler than that.
As far as precip goes, our best chance for rain will be when we swap out air masses, but the longer a single air mass sits over us, the less rain we’ll see which really isn’t good news when projected highs are in the 90s.