Sunny, pleasant Monday in the forecast for the first day of June

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May ends on a cool note. The average temperature was 62.4 degrees, about 2 degrees below average. Overall, it was also a dry month with only 1.65 inches of rain, which is 2.54 inches below normal.

The cooler than normal air will carry over into the start of June with morning temperatures near 50 in the city, and 40s in the suburbs. Despite a mid-level disturbance, conditions should remain dry Monday with highs near 70. Temperatures will remain below average on Tuesday with a chance of rain late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.

You can expect a break from the rain in the afternoon. However, there is a chance of showers and storms Wednesday evening. Highs will likely reach the 80s for the second half of the week with overnight temperatures in the 60s. There could be a few more spot showers and possible storms through Saturday.

What’s Happening This Week

Check out the Strawberry Moon this Friday.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the name originates from the ripening of the juicy summer fruit. But, it is also sometimes called “Hot Moon” and the “Rose Moon.” These are traditional names given by Native Americans and early colonial settlers who used the full moons as a way of keeping track of the planting and harvesting seasons.

For folks in Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa, a penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible on Friday night.

Also, if you plan on making it a late night June 7 and 8, you may be able to see Saturn and Jupiter rising in the east. There’s no special equipment needed for either of the events. Happy gazing.

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