It seems perfectly appropriate that the day after people cleared out of town following All-Star weekend, it poured down rain. We had some seriously gorgeous weather last week and into the weekend, giving people who visited our fair city a lot to be happy about. Now we get to clean up and, for the time being, we'll be doing it in the rain.
The entire week right up until Saturday, the air in the atmosphere will be unstable thanks to a front that will move through mid-week, stall and then move back. It's a typical pattern as we move into spring. Expect periods of rain during most of the week, with the best chances coming Thursday and Friday.
By Saturday, a cool front will sweep the rain out and we'll be back to the sunshine we've enjoyed the last week or so. Temperatures all week should be in the 60s to low 70s for highs and 40s and 50s for lows. As I mentioned in the past couple weeks, it appears freezing weather is behind us this year.
Next week, another disturbance or two could bring some additional rain, which is sweet relief from the drought that is still a factor despite the rain we've gotten recently. As anyone who lived here knows, 2011 was an incredibly difficult year and the deep, penetrating drought still hasn't been completely quashed. It will take quite a bit more rain to do that and, fortunately, it looks like we'll be getting some this week.