Issued: 12pm on Thursday, June 1st 2023
Technical Forecast Discussion
Short Term (Thursday 6-1-23 through Sunday 6-4-23)
The past couple weeks have been relatively quiet weather-wise, as upper level ridging and high pressure at the surface has become even stronger over the Great Lakes region. Temperatures Thursday will reach into the high 80s, and Friday looks to be the warmest day of the week with highs in the 90s. Smoke from the wildfires raging in Canada is beginning to make its way up into the atmosphere, and may affect air quality in addition to the hot temperatures expected. Besides hot temperatures and a hazy atmosphere, no impactful weather is expected in the short term as this dome of high pressure continues to strengthen. The only change in the weather pattern is an upper level trough that will bring a cold front through sometime on Saturday, but the bulk of precipitation looks to remain well to the east of the region. If anything, only isolated showers are anticipated. After the passage of the cold front, temperatures will become slightly cooler than the hot temperatures, but dry conditions will still remain to close out the weekend.
Long Term (Monday 6-5-23 through Thursday 6-8-23)
As mentioned in the short term discussion, temperatures will be slightly cooler next week after the passage of a cold front, with temperatures in the low 80s. Only slight chances for showers are showing up on some long range models at this time by mid week, but it is still too early to clarify.