Surf along the Baja coast, that is, and dewpoints here. Whopping 67 F in TUS, 73 F in Nogales right now. Cat 3 Hurricane Norbert’s is creeping up the Baja coast as of this hour with SUSTAINED winds of 120 mph, pretty far north for that kind of intensity.
Norbert’s peripheral circulation is working its way into Arizona at last. Things aren’t so great upstairs on top of that moisture coming in down low, and so we can’t expect a LOT of showers around today, but more than yesterday, which was almost none. Things gradually improve up top tomorrow and the next day, and so more grouping of showers is expected. Norbert is still forecast by the USA! WRF-GFS model to pass over San Diego on its way across northern Arizona. It will go from a “lion” to a little kitty” by the time it reaches SAN and then it will be just a muddle of clouds trekking across northern Arizona after that.
The important thing about Norbert is the drought-relieving rains it will bring to much of the Southwest. Norbert and its remains will affect Arizona for a few days, then nothin’ after that. So, hoping we can get a few inches of rain out of this situation somewhere in Arizona before it clears out during the middle of next week.