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East gets rain, West gets a break from heat

Showers are returning to the eastern half of the country, heat out West is dissipating and there is a potential tropical depression forming out in the Caribbean.weat

RAIN THIS WEEK FOR EASTERN HALF OF COUNTRY
Almost the entire eastern half of the country will receive rain this week, which should be a welcome relief for many who haven’t see precipitation for well over a week now.

PEAK OF HEAT OUT WEST HAS PASSED
The heat wave that engulfed much of California last week has dissipated for the most part. The coastal valleys of Salinas, Santa Maria and Oxnard have all returned to normal temperatures as of Sunday. The southern half of the San Joaquin Valley is still under a heat advisory with max temps between 100 and 103 through next weekend. This is down about five degrees from the max high temps we saw late last week. The average high temp for July in region varies from 98 to 101 so these adjusted temps are typical for this time of year.

HURRICANE CENTER UPDATE
There is a tropical disturbance off the southern coast of Puerto Rico that is bringing showers to the area. It is nothing to worry about at this point. The concern is that it may continue to gain strength and form into a tropical storm later in the week as it makes its way west and north. It could bring some heavy showers to Florida and Georgia later in the week.

The Weathermelon app offers consolidated lists of global growing regions for each commodity; a 10-day detail forecast for each region; current radar maps (U.S. only); estimated harvest start/end dates for each commodity; monthly average high/low temps for each region; and custom daily alerts for temperature, precipitation and severe weather based on 10-day forecasts.

(David Robidoux is a co-founder Weathermelon)