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June Outlook: Finally drying out this month

We are over 7 inches above normal for rainfall this year so far but we are expecting a much drier month ahead. June may trend warmer overall too.
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After a soaked January, February, March, April, and May, we are expecting to dry out a lot more this June with a mid-summer-like ridge developing across much of the central USA. 

JUNE:  WHAT IS NORMAL?

-High Temperatures:  Mid 80s

-Low Temperatures:  Low 60s

-Rainfall:  ~5 inches

-Type Of Storms:  June is "Mesoscale Convective System" season. The low-level jet tends to strengthen in the overnight hours this time of the year and creates nighttime storms, many times with gusty winds.

TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK

Most of the nation is looking warmer this month as an earlier-than-normal high pressure ridge sets up across the Plains.

Arkansas:  Warmer

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RAINFALL OUTLOOK

The high pressure ridge will lead to more sinking air and less chances for showers and storms to develop. Overnight complexes of storms are still possible, but overall June may be quieter across the Ozarks.

Arkansas:  Drier

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-Matt