A little rain won't hurt.
That's the message Brainerd Community Action Executive Director Nancy Cross stressed this morning as Tuesday's July 4 activities were threatened with a forecast of mostly cloudy skies with a good chance of showers and thunderstorms.
"Everything's a go," Cross said. "I've said it before but none of us are made of sugar."
As a result of the 50-percent chance of rain and high temperatures in the upper 70s, people attending Brainerd's 5 p.m. parade might want to bring along umbrellas, just in case, Cross said.
"Scattered showers," she said. "We just hope they scatter somewhere else. "
This first week of July follows a June that saw 4.72 inches of rain, compared to a 10-year average of 4.36 inches. The year-to-date precipitation totals are 15.27 inches or 1.82 inches above the 10-year average of 13.45 inches.
Most of June's precipitation came during a single, soggy week in mid-June. The DNR in Brainerd reported that rainfall between June 13-19 was recorded at 3.41 inches.
The high temperature in June was 92 degrees, recorded on June 9. The low temperature was 33 degrees on June 5.
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