As we say goodbye to another very warm and windy Santa Ana weekend, a much needed rain maker is knocking on the door...
For tonight, look for increasing clouds and mild overnight temperatures. Most areas will be in the 40's with even a few 50's likely.
For Monday, it appears now that rain chances will occur as early as mid day for our southern areas and then spread north through the afternoon and in to Monday night. The good news is that all areas should get at least some measurable rainfall...perhaps up to a half inch if we are lucky! Temperatures will cool from what we saw on the weekend, but not be overly cold with the southerly storm. Look for highs to be in the 60's to right around 70-degrees.
Looking ahead, the shower chance will likely linger in to Tuesday before pushing out of the region. But, being that this is a cut off low and having already given our forecast computer fits with timing and intensity, wouldn't be surprised if some minor tweaks will occur as to the exact departure of this unusual storm.
Farther out, yet another cut off low pressure system is possibly set up to dive south from the Gulf of Alaska by late in the work week. This will keep us under cloudy skies through Friday with another very slight chance for showers. Next weekend looks to be dry and slightly warmer as clouds begin to clear out.