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June 25, 2018 06:23 PM

Summer Heat Coming To KELOLAND

Summer is here, but we'll have to wait a week before we see summer-like heat and humidity. 

It's a typical summer in KELOLAND with extreme weather across the state. It goes without saying that the southeast is quite wet. Just over the last seven days, southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, and northwest Iowa have received four to six times the normal amounts of rain.

The northeast is the opposite, getting less than 20 percent of normal rain.

What has been consistent across KELOLAND is that temperatures have been at or just below the climate average since the start of summer.

But in the coming days forecast is calling for summer-like weather to make it into KELOLAND for the first time since summer officially began. Projected highs are in the 80s to low 90s.

And what goes hand-in-hand with summer-like weather? Humidity.

And as temperatures begin to rise, the water on the ground will evaporate so dew points will go up. Early projections bring dew points into the 70s to near 80. That is some very muggy air.

So if you're a fan of the summer time heat and humidity, you just have to wait a couple days before the weather will change, as is normal in the Midwest.

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