Storm not much of ‘a soaker’

The first storm of a weather system that could bring between 1 to 2 inches of rain this week left little more than a pittance on Monday.

“We were really hoping today’s system was going to be more of a soaker, but it’s been kind of boring,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Harrison said.

The valley saw as much as one-quarter inch of rain fall in some parts, but the weather service’s official record-keeping station at McCarran International Airport had recorded only 0.03 inches by late Monday afternoon.

The best chance for Mother Nature to redeem herself will come Thursday, when stronger showers are expected throughout the day. Lighter showers are expected tonight and Wednesday night.

The wet weather is being caused by a low-pressure system near Japan that is funneling rain toward California. This weekend is expected to be dry.

High temperatures this week will remain in the upper 50s.

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