It looks like all the fun (?!) of the last couple of days will be moving out of the region and we will quickly transition back into a very warm and pretty sunny pattern. For the rest of tonight, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 11 pm, after which heavy rain and thunderstorms will move out of the region.
The controlling center of low pressure will move into the Four Corners area by Thursday, and a flat ridge of high pressure will take its place across the west coast. There will probably be enough residual moisture left over to allow a few clouds to pop up, but the flat ridge will send a stable and drier flow across the Great Basin. High temperatures will bounce back into the upper 80s Thursday, and will soar into the low 90s for the rest of the weekend.
While it hasn’t gotten us out of our drought (droughts around here take a long time to get into, and they take a long time to get out of), one of the nice things about all the rain we’ve had over the last month is it reduced our local water consumption by 19% during May. By volume, that’s over 1,500 acre/feet of water saved, enough to supply 3,000 homes for an entire year. And with the recent June rains, everyone should be able to cut back even more for the rest of the week at least. Every little bit helps.