tropical+depressionWhat once was “Hurricane Blanca” is now a tropical depression as it begins its push into the region. National Weather service meteorologist Chris Stachelski told reporters early Monday afternoon that the system will arrive in the form of cloudy conditions late this evening.

Stachelski said rain associated with the weather system will be quite spotty.

“This is a really hard forecast to pinpoint rain amounts because, to be honest, it’s really one of those storms that we don’t know when exactly a storm is going to hit one area over another,” Stachelski said. He said some areas could remain dry with many hours logging 1 to 1.5 inches of rain.

Stachelski said the storm will be most evident in Mohave county between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, and replaced with a dry weather system pushing in from California on Thursday.