Rain is rare in May, as a rule. However, as usual, it looks as if Mother Nature may be playing by her own rules this weekend as a storm moves in from off the Pacific.
We're dealing with two storms, actually. The first hit one hit central California overnight, bringing light rain to the middle third of the state and pushing clouds our way.
The second low-pressure system is expected to roll on shore on Friday night, bringing rain farther south and increasing our chance of a few showers. Wet weather could move in as early as Friday night. but the more likely scenario is Saturday morning, with the rain tapering off toward the afternoon.
We're not expecting a lot of rainfall, but with the current drought conditions, any moisture will be welcome. At the coast, the forecast is calling for around a tenth of an inch; inland we could see twice that much, and the mountains could end up with maybe a half-inch in the wettest spots.