It certainly seems like April paid an April Fool’s Day joke on us. With fairly dry weather and nice conditions earlier in the day, clouds rotated around a low-pressure system to our south and brought rain in the evening.This is an unusual pattern; our clouds and rain usually come in at us from the west. The dark clouds loomed off to our east in the late afternoon and evening hours, then rain began and fell steadily until midnight or so. I recorded a third of an inch Tuesday. There were reports of thunder and lightning as well around Clark County.Folks in Central Oregon were fooled, as well, with enough snow to cover the ground in the Bend/Redmond area. Was this really April 1? Yep. I mentioned here the other day that March was a fickle month, but April always holds a few surprises in its pocket, too.High pressure is still slated to take over Monday, after some rain between now and then. The biggest question is how warm will it be Monday through Wednesday next week? It could be in the 60s, or we could see our first 80 degree day Tuesday. No promises quite yet, but I’d favor the 75-80 degree range. Yippee!With the onslaught of more rain up north, the National Weather Service Office in Seattle was predicting about two inches of rain Thursday through Sunday near Oso. This will muddy things up again for those working on cleaning up after the March 22 mudslide and raise the stream modestly.