6:45 pm – well, it started here! I love the smell of the rain. So, it has been 24 days since that Saturday downpour of almost 4 and 1/2 inches, thus this is quite welcome. I am just praying there is no lightning with this storm. Keep us all posted if you experience any lightning where you are!

4 pm – the Nexrad Radar has been down since 1 pm for maintenance, but NOAA says this in its weather report: “Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.” Really? Rain?

A reader from Santa Cruz said it has been heavily raining since 2 pm, and Debbie from Big Sur Valley said the drizzles just started there. I am certainly watching more and more clouds move in!

As my friends Debbie Reed and Firefighter Mike point out – WTH? This is June 28th for pete’s sake! It is supposed to only get as far south as Santa Cruz, but snow is expected in the Sierras. Anyone who doesn’t believe our climate is changing – whether global warming or a very long cyclical pattern – is not paying attention.

This is TODAY:

A friend north of San Francisco said it started raining about 5 am, and has been pouring ever since.