Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause changes a thousand miles away. For the next couple days, Tropical Storm Fabio will distract our monsoon season by shifting the flow of winds in the area. Currently, Fabio is off the tip of the Baja Peninsula. His forecast is to move almost straight north toward California and die along the way as he hits cooler water.
As a result, the monsoonal flow will shift eastward into New Mexico. For the next few days, we will see a drier flow from the southwest. The monsoonal flow should shift over the weekend and possibly for much of next week, giving us a stormy pattern.