In case you missed it, this eye-candy from last evening as a crepuscular ray highlight some lower Altocumulus below the main layer:
Now, for the rest of the day. The Cumulus clouds with tops flattening into Stratocumulus were a bit disappointing, their tops, in a few places, did reach the level where ice would form in them and virga and a few light rainshowers fell out. Remember, gotta have ice to have precip is Arizona, mostly.
Today, the inversion is gone, and dewpoints are increasing all over southern Arizona as we start into a real tropical push. So chances of rain here in Catalina are zooming upward. Should be some nice “Cbs” around.
Tropical storm Lorena is headed toward the tip of Baja and its remnants will come into southern California and Arizona over the next few days. Hang on for some potential mighty rains, something to bring our summer rain season totals to more respectable levels here in Catalina. Very excited, as are all local weather folk!
Also, no end to summer rain season yet appearing in mod run extending out for two weeks (from last evening’s global data crunch). Still seems to hang on, for the most part, through the 20th of September. Excellent.