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Rainbow surprise

  • A double rainbow sits in the southeastern Saline County sky Monday evening. Cooler, drier air following Monday's rain should bring unseasonably comfortable temperatures for a few days before the region's traditional high humidity returns.

    A double rainbow sits in the southeastern Saline County sky Monday evening. Cooler, drier air following Monday's rain should bring unseasonably comfortable temperatures for a few days before the region's traditional high humidity returns.
    TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTO

 
By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
Posted on 6/24/2020, 6:03 AM

SALINE COUNTY -- A late afternoon rain Monday with bright sunlight in the western sky gave much of Saline and Gallatin counties a show in the form of a double rainbow.

The cooler, drier air behind rains will give the region a break from typical summer conditions for a few days, according to WEBV-44 Evansville meteorologist Tracy Felty.

"It's much more comfortable right now for this part of June, and it will be until we get to the last part of the week when we'll get higher humidity, just in time for the weekend," Felty said. "We've gotten to that time of year when we do have the chance for afternoon popup thunderstorms."

Felty also said there is a good chance people observing sunrises and sunsets will get a more vivid show than usual, thanks to a massive cloud of dust high in the atmosphere that comes from the Sahara Desert.

"It's slowly moving our direction and should make for interesting sunrises and sunsets," he said.

Felty also said rainfall in the region has been varied.

"It depends on where you're at. We really needed some rain, and we got it, but I'm not sure everyone got what they needed," he said.