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Date: 6/11/2018

Title: Possible Wet Weather for Desert Southwest and Southern Rockies

By Don Day, Jr., Meteorologist

The eastern Pacific has heated up early and tropical activity has developed over the past week. As you can see in the graphic below we have two storms. Tropical storm Aletta and Hurricane Bud have developed rapidly. Over the next week we expect Hurricane Bud to turn northward and toward the Baja of California.

As Hurricane Bud moves into Mexico the remains will move into Arizona, New Mexico and portions of the southern Rockies. If this transpires there will be good chances for much needed rainfall coming this weekend and next week into the Southwestern U.S. and portions of the Rockies who have already seen their wildfire season begin.

Last week’s drought update shows many areas in severe drought across the Desert Southwest. Many of the areas highlighted in red, orange and brown will have a good chance at significant rainfall over the next week to 10 days.