The big wild fires in Alberta Canada are sending smoky skies deep into the U.S. from the Plains to the Southeast. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.
Some rainfall this week should help to put out these fires.
Some relief from the active tornado pattern which is off to a very active start across the U.S. with 816 tornadoes and counting.
This week the there is some minimal threat for severe weather from the Plains to the Ohio Valley but not as extreme or widespread.
A chance we get our 2nd named tropical system, Barry, in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico but it will be a short lived weak system if it does develop. No major impact other than some rain to coastal Texas and the Gulf Coast states.
This week (3-9 June) starts off cool in the Northeast but a warming trend later in the week. Overall the week looks to trend cooler than last year but still 5th warmest in 30 years and wettest in 6 years, 2nd wettest in 30 years.
Next week (10-16 June) shows cooler weather moving into the Central U.S. while the West and Pacific Northwest get pretty hot. For the U.S. overall the week looks to trend coolest in 5 years, 14th warmest in 30 years, wettest in 15 years and 2nd wettest in 30 years.
June year-over-year weather trends across the world showpredominantly cooler conditions across the U.S. with the hotter spots in the Pacific Northwest and Southeast. The U.K. trends cooler but much of Europe is similar to a bit warmer than last year.
Father's Day weekend is the next big holiday and the early outlook suggests coolest in 5 years, 9th coolest in 30 years and 3rd wettest in 30 years for the U.S. overall. This time of year hotter and drier YOY trends are better for retail and seasonal sales, so somewhat soft trends continue for seasonal merchandise.