Issued: Monday, June 21, 2010 Covering: June 23 –June 30

While it looks like we might finally be done with large storm systems it doesn’t look like we will be done with rain. We have to remember June and July are our two wettest months, with most of the rain coming in the form of thundershowers and storms, and it looks like that’s what we’ll have on tap, at least for the first half of this forecast period.

Our region will remain under a large general area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere. This will help to keep things pretty unsettled with fairly good chances of showers and thunderstorms on any given day. What’s different from past years when we’ve been stuck in a wet cycle is that temperatures will be on the mild side, with highs on most days in the mid-20s.

Over the weekend a slightly more organized area of low pressure will start to push in from the west. This low will bring clouds and a good chance of more rain. The best chances of seeing rain look to be over central and northern regions of agricultural Manitoba.

Once this system finally pushes through, the models point at the unsettled conditions, which have been plaguing us for over a month now, moving off well to our north. This should allow us to dry out a little bit, but it’s summertime so we can still expect the odd thundershower. Temperatures also look to continue to be mild, with highs next week expected to be in the upper 20s on most days.

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs: 20 to 30 C. Lows: 8 to 16 C.

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Daniel Bezte

Daniel Bezte is a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He operates a computerized weather station near Birds Hill Park.

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