Brownfield Ag Weather Today

Nearly unprecedented heat (for any time of year) is expected later Monday in parts of California, including the Sacramento Valley.  In Sacramento, California, for example, Monday’s high temperature could reach the all-time station record of 115°F, set on June 15, 1961.  The record-shattering heat wave will finally break during the second half of the week, starting across the northern Plains and later spreading to the West.  In fact, late-week maximum temperatures may remain below 60°F in parts of Montana.  Meanwhile, eastern Pacific Hurricane Kay will likely pass just west of Baja California late in the week.  Kay should remain offshore, reaching peak intensity on Wednesday and rapidly weakening thereafter, although impacts in southern California and the Desert Southwest may include atypically high humidity levels and tropical showers.  Aside from the Southwestern showers and some late-week precipitation from the northern Plains into the upper Midwest, dry weather will prevail during the next 5 days across the western and central U.S.  In contrast, 5-day Southeastern rainfall could reach 1 to 4 inches, with much higher totals possible in the eastern Gulf Coast region. 

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