Hot weather looks likely to start June across Michiana
The "unofficial start of summer" over the holiday weekend was a bit of a misnomer, with cool and mostly cloudy conditions keeping highs in the 60s and 70s.
However, the first weekend of June looks completely different, with strong summer signals arriving by Saturday.
Outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center have Michiana in the bullseye for above-normal temperatures for the first half of this month.
With dry conditions expected to persist for much of this time frame, the chances of getting our first 90 degree day in South Bend are fairly high.
On average, our first 90 degree day arrives on June 7. South Bend typically gets about two-weeks-worth of 90 degree heat each year, although last year brought 22 days of hot temperatures.
The heat likely will stick around for the second half of June as well. Temperature signals are a little weaker for the second half of the month, but it's important to keep in mind that average highs move into the 80s by the time we get to the end of June.
Highs in the 90s will be common once again this summer, with our forecast calling for 15-20 days of 90-degree heat.
It certainly appears that breaks for the A/C will be few and far between during Summer 2021.