That’s pretty much it for the weather just ahead. Nice upper low passes overhead in the next coupla days, but it really needed an steroid-like injection of tropical air from way down south to do much for us in the way of measurable rain. Oh, sure, we’ll still get some clouds and isolated showers, maybe one or two with lightning somewhere in the whole state of Arizona, but our chances of measurable rain here in Catalinaland have gone way down because the moist tongue hasn’t materialized in time to reach us, but rather will be shunted to the east. But, the skies will be spectacular, even if they’re dry for us.
For a psychological lift, in addition to the one provided by large amounts of coffee, generous rains will fall in drought-stricken NM and west Texas as our little disappointing low approaches and moves over us. OUR tropical air will be just a little too far east, but great for them.
BTW, the Canadian model, the one that had so much rain in our area as late as 36 h ago, has bailed on rain here, as well in the past two model runs. Probably won’t be going to Canada now for any vacations in the near future; pretty bitter about those misleading forecasts. I think they smoke too much up there, too.
First, in case you’re mad at me for predicting measurable rain, 0.05 to 0.25 inches, have some kind of “rain rage” going on now, a picture of a cute dog to help you get back in control of yourself:
The weather way ahead
NOAA spaghetti plots suggesting that tropical air ahead of a trough may yet bring us rains in early June. Check it out.
Other than that, our only chance for measurable rain is in the next 48 h when MAYBE a rogue shower might hit. But, no matter what, pretty skies anyway for the next couple of days. Have camera ready.