Coming off a hot and humid Tuesday, temperatures will fall on Wednesday and Thursday before rising steadily into the weekend.

With the average temperature this time of year in the mid to upper 70’s, the temperature will rise from below average on Thursday to above average by next week.

The temperature should be in the upper 70’s and maybe even 80 on Sunday, the longest day of the year and summer solstice, as the sun will set at 8:49 p.m. in Dickinson.

The sun will be out and bright in the near future as almost every day in the 10-day forecast shows for mainly sunny or at least partly sunny.

While there is no sure fire chance of rain or precipitation in the near future, a pop-up rain shower or storm cannot be ruled out in Dickinson on the surrounding communities over the course of the next few days. The percent chance of rain ranges from anywhere between about 10%-25% through the end of the weekend.

“There is a chance for some showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday,” Megan Jones, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Bismarck, said. “Through the rest of the week there is an on and off chance. It will be pretty hit or miss. There isn’t one day where there is a great chance of any precipitation hitting one any area.”

After the weekend, the temperatures will still rise into early next week, and they should be in the 80’s on Monday and Tuesday.

The rest of June looks to be hot and dry as the temperatures continue to rise and precipitation looks like be hit or miss.

“As far as an extended outlook, the 8-14 day temperature outlook does have us favored for above average temperatures and we are also favored for below average precipitation,” said Jones.

There are currently no days with above average wind or huge gusts in the forecast either.