With an observed high of 87° at the Joplin Regional Airport at 3:39 PM, today marks the 24th day in a row where observed high temperatures are warmer than our normal highs. That's a streak that started back on April 29th. Our normal high for today should be 79°. Can we break that trend for tomorrow? It's not looking likely. Our normal high will still be 79° for Wednesday. Even with partly sunny skies and t-storm chances returning, we'll have highs bounce back into the middle 80s. Tomorrow would actually mark our 19th day in a row where highs were at least 80° or above. In a normal year, we would hold off on seeing highs at 80° by the end of May and going into the month of June. Speaking of the rest of the month and going into June, we won't necessarily be backing off on the warmth anytime soon. We'll have highs pushing close to 90° through the Memorial Day Weekend and we'll stay in the 80s as we wrap up the month. As for June, a look from the Climate Prediction Center has us keeping the thermostat up. Odds favor temperatures staying above normal for most of the month ahead of us. Here's hoping the coming summer won't be too toasty...
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