Some in Abilene get good shower Sunday, with high temps this week forecast under 100

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The last week of June began nicely in Abilene.

Some parts of the city were drenched in rain Sunday evening, while only 0.01 of an inch was measured at Abilene Regional Airport.

Rain fell mostly on the western half of the city.

Western areas of Abilene received welcome rainfall Sunday evening, enough to fill street gutters. Other areas of the city got little rain. The cloud cover did drop temperatures into the 80s for a high of 100.
Western areas of Abilene received welcome rainfall Sunday evening, enough to fill street gutters. Other areas of the city got little rain. The cloud cover did drop temperatures into the 80s for a high of 100.

For those who received a hard rain that washed away a little of the dust, it was the first good precipitation since June 3. June normally is the wettest month of the year but Abilene heads toward July with only 0.68 of an inch in the gauge.

Rainfall measured at Abilene fire stations reflected sporadic amounts.

Station 6 on South Danville caught 0.62 of an inch while Station 3 on Vine Street totaled 0.48. By contrast, Station 1 on Grape Street reported 0.04 of an inch.

Areas around Abilene got more rain, particularly to the north.

Residents awoke Monday to a low temperature of 68, the coolest it has been since it was 66 the morning of June 4.

West Texans will get a break from the weather this week, though "break" is a relative term.

It hit 100 Sunday, the 17th straight day in triple digits. The average high for June the first 26 days was 100.1 degrees.

Sunday was the 34th day of 100 or hotter this year. The top 10 100-degree years starts at 37.

It seems inevitable there will be more 100-degree days.

But maybe not this week.

The forecast high Monday was 91 degrees, which would snap the streak.

The same reading is forecast for Tuesday, with the temperature to begin climbing again. It will be 99 degrees Friday and Saturday.

Sunday's high could hit 100 again, and 100 or hotter is foreseen for July 4.

This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Some in Abilene get good shower Sunday; high temps this week under 100