A surprising forecast for the San Diego area:
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
230 AM PDT WED AUG 22 2007
[...] ON SUNDAY…IT CONTINUES TO LOOK POSSIBLE FOR THE REMNANT MOISTURE FROM X-HURRICANE DEAN TO COME UP INTO SCALIF VIA THE SEA OF CORTEZ. THE REMNANT OR SPIN UP 583 SUBTROPICAL LOW IS PROGGED TO BE OVER SCALIF SUN THROUGH MON BEFORE IT EJECTS NEWRD IN 585 SW FLOW. THIS LOW COULD SPREAD RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT SCALIF. GFS PRECIP ADDS UP TO UP TO 1 INCH OF RAIN FOR THE TWO DAY TOTAL. … WILL BEEF UP POPS AS MODELS SEEM TO BE CONVERGING ON THE WETTER SOLUTION.
May it be so. Anywhere near an inch of rain around here this time of year sounds way too good to be true.
(Update 1: Too good to be true, indeed. The afternoon forecast–same link as above–now says nothing more than “some monsoon.” Oh well, just imaging some serious rain in August was fun. I guess.)
(Update 2: As of Thursday afternoon, things are looking good again:
THE WHOLE REGION WILL HAVE SOME CHANCE OF PRECIP…ON MON THE MOISTURE DECREASES RAPIDLY… BY TUE THE HIGH ACTUALLY STRENGTHENS …SO WE WILL LOSE SOME OF
THE HUMIDITY AND CHANCE OF PRECIP BUT POUR ON THE HEAT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.
Even if no rain, I do like that “pour on the heat” part.)