We’ve had our share of nice days over the course of the month up to now, however in our typical June trend, we’ve additionally our share of not-so-pleasant days. By means of June 9, we’re sitting at 1.19 inches of rainfall at Paine Area. As you’ll be able to see within the graph under, that is above the typical at this level within the month—0.68 inches.
By means of the primary 9 days of the month, June 2021 is tied for third wettest, behind 2010 and 2008.
The overall quantity of rain is predicted to extend within the coming days as a number of methods make their manner into the world. The primary of mentioned methods is predicted Thursday evening into Friday. The entrance is predicted to weaken because it strikes inland, however we must always nonetheless see a good quantity of rain for this time of 12 months. Temperatures are anticipated to be close to or barely under regular.
Saturday ought to function some showers, however widespread rain isn’t anticipated for a lot of the day. A number of sunbreaks are doable in between showers. One other system arrives later within the day Saturday as a plume of tropical moisture begins to influence the world. You may see this within the mannequin under for Saturday evening.
This phenomenon—known as an atmospheric river—is way more frequent within the winter months than in June. The mannequin above depicts column-integrated water vapor, which is the quantity of water that may be in a column of ambiance if all of the water vapor was condensed right into a liquid. Air within the tropics is moister and hotter, so this setup typically brings hotter and extra moist air into our space. In consequence, the temperature and humidity on Sunday particularly is predicted to be a lot larger. The humidity will possible be extra noticeable than the temperatures, nevertheless.
Check out the picture under exhibiting the dewpoint melancholy for Sunday night. This product exhibits the distinction between temperature and dewpoint—the decrease the quantity, the nearer to saturation (100% relative humidity). This exhibits 1 diploma of distinction between the temperature and dewpoint—that’s humid!
This moisture is out of the peculiar for this space, not to mention for early June. In reality, it may probably be record-breaking. The system arriving on Sunday has an abundance of moisture to faucet into, and subsequently, rain totals may very well be important for this time of 12 months, relying on the place the heavier rain bands arrange. In heavier bands of rain, ponding of water is feasible. If driving in heavier rain, make certain to take precautions if there’s water on the roads or decreased visibility.
Looking forward to subsequent week, rain is feasible once more by the primary half of the week. At the moment, nevertheless, the second half of the week is wanting good as an upper-level ridge of excessive stress strikes over the world. This isn’t assured as there’s nonetheless fairly a little bit of time between at times, however it’s one thing to control.
Within the meantime, “Juneuary” is predicted to be in full swing. Benefit from the rain whereas we nonetheless have it—our driest time of the 12 months is quick approaching!
Have an important weekend.
— By Kelsie Knowles
Kelsie Knowles is a meteorologist and up to date College of Washington graduate who lives in north Lynnwood. After writing climate blogs as a KOMO Information intern, she found a ardour for writing about climate. You may study extra in her weblog www.wxnoggin.com and you may as well observe her on Twitter at @kels_wx3.