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Rain on the way, but Hurricane Bud weakening

Off the coast of western Mexico Hurricane Bud is making its way slowly north and should make landfall at Cabo San Lucas late Thursday night. By the time it hits land Bud is expected to officially be a Tropical Storm. Once coming on land it will move up through La Paz, Baja California Sur, cross the sea of Cortez and by Friday morning move up through the state of Sonora. By Saturday afternoon it is projected to move through Nogales, AZ. NOAA is predicting between two and four inches of rain throughout western Mexico Thursday and Friday. By the time it hits Hermosillo on Friday rainfall is predicted to be about one-and-a-half inches.wear

Cooler temps this weekend across the western U.S. and down into northern Mexico. Expect temperatures this Friday through next Monday to be at least 10 degrees cooler than they have been this week. Temps in the San Joaquin Valley will drop down from the low 100s into the 80s for a high and upper 50s for a minimum. By June 19 things will be back to normal with highs in the mid-90s. The Coachella Valley — where high temps have been above 110 for the past week — will see temps only into the upper 90s this Friday through Sunday. By Tuesday highs will be back into the low 100s and will stay there for the remainder of next week. Temps in Hermosillo will drop from 101 on Thursday to 83 on Friday. The cooling trend will hit Salinas a day earlier on Thursday with highs only reaching 65 and staying in the mid- to upper 60s through Sunday. By Monday, June 18 high temps will be back into the 70s.

The Yakima Valley is unseasonable cool this week. Highs are only in the mid-70s and minimum temps in the upper 40s and low 50s. The normal temperatures for this time of year are a high of 89 and a low of 61. Things should be back to normal by June 18.

Georgia will see rain today through Sunday with totals of 0.25 to 0.75 inches daily. My next Monday chances of rain will dissipate and high temps will be in the 90s and minimum temps will be in the 70s.

Michigan will experience above-average temperatures this week. Starting tomorrow the temps will begin to rise with highs in the mid-80s and reaching 93 by this Sunday and minimum temps in the mid-70s. On June 18 they are expecting a shot of rain across the state and temps should decrease back into the low 80s for a high and mid-60s for a minimum, where they will stay for the remainder of next week.

Mexico will get rain throughout major parts of the country this week and next, including Aguascalientes, Durango, Jalisco/Michoacan, Torreon, Culiacan, Sonora and Baja California.

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(David Robidoux is a co-founder Weathermelon)