June is the beginning of the summer and the peak tourist season in Kansas as the land bathes in brilliant sunshine. Bright blue skies occasionally give way to cloudy ones that bring the majority of the rain. The average high temperatures shoot up to a hot 88°F (31.1°C), while the average low temperatures hover in the pleasant 58°F (14.4°C) to 65°F (18.3°C) zone. Mornings quickly soak up the summer sun, while afternoons are prone to thunderstorms and rain. Tuttle Creek Lake in the central region records between 62°F (16.7°C) to 84°F (28.9°C), while the southwest registers many sunny days that cross 100°F (37.8°C). The rain brings life to the prairie that serves as the wheat granary of the United States. Eastern Kansas receives more than 6" (152mm) of rain and is the wettest portion of the state. Thunderstorms, including hailstorms, often strike unexpectedly in seemingly sunny conditions. Keep an eye on the weather forecast before planning outdoor trips as tornadoes are frequent in June in Kansas.