By Jeff Ray

Saturday’s high was typical of mid-May; in the mid-80’s. We had a few clouds overhead but it was dry and breezy.

Today about the only difference will be a little more wind and a little more humidity.  Saturday we enjoyed dewpoints in the low 50’s (comfortable). A steady south winds overnight increased the dewpoints. By this afternoon they’ll hover in the low 60’s (a little sticky). Expect humid and breezy conditions most of the work week ahead.

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So begins anew a run of warm, humid mornings. Nothing like last week, just compare:

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Morning clouds should give way by afternoon some,  we should be mostly sunny and in the mid-80’s again. Winds gust will close in on the 25-mile-per-hour range:

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We are off to the driest start to a year since the Dust bowl. The next chance for rain will arrive next weekend just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. A powerful upper level system currently off the Pacific NW coast will slowly make its way to the Four Corners region by the end of the work week.
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If this system passes right over us it could bring some significant rains to help our drought situation.  Until then a couple of warm, breezy days ahead.

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