It is with great anticipation and excitement that I announce the return of weather to the Intermountain West after an extended absence.
Yes, there is always weather, but it is May, and we should be seeing the occasional trough passage and airmass change just to keep things interesting. Instead, it's been slim pickins for quite a while.
That will change tonight and tomorrow. This morning, we have an upper level trough moving into the western United States.
Today will be warm with perhaps some high-based convection with a slight chance of thunder and local gusty winds. Late tonight and tomorrow, cooler air pushes into northern Utah, bringing showers and an increased chance of thunder.
Rain would feel oh so good. KSLC observed .24" on May first, but since then, hasn't recorded measurable rain. If we get a good shower, make like Tim Robbins in the Shawshank Redemption.