This is shaping up to be a very quiet week of weather. A high pressure system over the northern Great Lakes will dominate our weather for the next several days as it slowly moves southeastward. Since that high originated over the Canadian prairies it is pretty dry, so don't look for rain anytime soon. Instead we can expect mostly clear skies during the day with maybe a few extra clouds at night from now through Wednesday. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s, which is about normal for this time of year.

There is some uncertainty in the forecast for the latter part of the week. An upper-level disturbance is expected to form over the desert southwest today and move northeastward as the week progresses. The National Weather Service thinks that system will stay just far enough away to only give us a slight chance of rain on Thursday night and not really affect our upper 70s/lower 80s temperature pattern. The Weather Channel has the storm passing much closer to the city, giving us a couple of cool rainy days on Thursday and Friday with highs only in the mid 70s.

Whatever happens with that storm it will be quickly followed by the gift of another high pressure system from our friendly northern neighbor. Mostly sunny skies with highs near 80 are expected for the last weekend of spring. Mid 80s are expected for the summer solstice on Monday.