Good afternoon, Foothills Weather Nation! The earlier part of last week we had the blessing of seeing temperatures be a couple of degrees below the monthly average for May, but as we are looking at the long range patterns of what's to come we are seeing our classic summertime weather pattern of the standing high pressure which nestles it's way over the Southeastern US. High pressures are areas of divergence which means that it's not favorable conditions for rain or thunderstorms, and while that might sound nice, the rain is how we keep our temperatures in check.
So what are we looking at here? The monthly average temperatures for our forecasting area is between 75-78 degrees during May with average temperatures in June are between 85-88. The forecast for the week ahead stays in the range that we would normally see in June- even matching the general decrease in rain potential. One might think with high pressures, divergence, lower rain probabilities that we will be fairly dry, but this is unfortunately not really the case. We do see the chance of it being a bit drier on Tuesday and late Saturday into Sunday, but otherwise we are seeing Dewpoint temperatures only in the mid 70's which translates to the relative humidity being around 70%.
Whether or not this pattern continues beyond the next two weeks we will have to wait and see, but we do see this pattern be a fairly hard one to break the longer it stays in one place.
Thank you very much for reading! I hope you all keep hydrated, protected from the sun, and cool.