After a week away it seems like the weather pattern has settled into the humdrum pattern fairly typical of May/June. For the rest of the week there will not be anything drastic going on in the West. There will be temperature swings take place but precipitation will be hard to find.
A weak upper-level low moving south through western Arizona Monday night moves into northern Mexico Tuesday and then slowly moves east. This might just be enough to cause a shower in spots in the northern Arizona mountains this evening and tomorrow afternoon and evening over the mountains of east-central or southeast Arizona. An upper-level trough will move into the Northwest Tuesday afternoon and night. This brings cloudier weather to areas west of the Cascades Tuesday and cooler and locally windy weather over all the Northwest Tuesday night or Wednesday. But rainfall will be virtually non-existent until a few showers develop mainly over Montana and parts of Idaho for Thursday.
Elsewhere it will be just temperature swings, generally up Tuesday into Wednesday and then down some Thursday and Friday before warming again over the weekend.
The long-range models are showing the potential for some pretty chilly weather over the northern Rockies and Northwest in the middle to later part of next week with some showers and more widespread cooling in the Southwest. We will have to see how that pans out over time.
The first day of the Eastern Pacific Tropical Season gives us the first tropical storm of the season.
this could be shaping up to be not only an early fire season but a bad one too
Coachella Music Festival temperatures are likely to be in the middle to upper 90s this weekend.
It always seems that hot weather arrives just in time for the festival and looking at the history that is mostly true.
If headed into or through any mountain areas, know ahead of time that snow levels are likely to drop to 2,000 feet in the Washington Cascades
It seems highly likely that there will be a period of very windy weather from Sunday afternoon through Monday