We have a few nice mild days of weather this week before the pattern begins to shift back into a more active one. For Tuesday and Wednesday, high temperatures will warm to near seasonable levels, and while we will have a few clouds that will drift in and out of the area, conditions will stay dry. By late Wednesday, the next storm front comes through the region, although at this time it looks pretty weak. A slight chance of valley rain and mountain snow Thursday through early Saturday will take a short break Saturday afternoon. Then a series of potentially stronger storms start to move into the region Sunday into Monday.
I talk about the “rain shadow” a lot around here… not surprising since we are on the lee side of a major mountain range. If you have ever wondered why we are in a desert environment on this side of the mountains and things are a lot more lush (lusher?) on the west side, but never really understood why, tune in tomorrow I’ll tell you why.