In a large swath of California, 2013 is closing out as the driest year on record, marked by above-normal temperatures and thirsty reservoirs.
While the fiercest winds have pulled back a bit and the off-shore flow strength has waned, we are still looking at gusty winds this afternoon.
Other areas of the country may be getting snow, ice or other bits of weather to remind them what time of the year it is — but in southern California, residents are retreating to the beach to escape the heat.
As large sections of the U.S. deal with severe winter weather for the holidays, California is sunny and dry with high temperatures rising into the low 80s in some southern areas.
This season could be one for the history books as downtown Los Angeles is on pace for its driest year on record.
It looks like a nice start to the work week. High pressure along with an off-shore flow will keep temperatures above average Monday.
Temperatures will warm to average or even above average levels.
The deep freeze continues, although most spots will be a tiny bit warmer overnight.
After another cold morning, our daytime highs today will once again be well below seasonal averages.
Expect mostly sunny skies today and clear skies Thursday night, which will mean another cold morning Wednesday.
Some of the coldest air of the year is descending into Southern California.
Forecast still on track for some of the coldest weather of the season for Southern California. A cold front will rip across the area for the next 24 hours.
Southern California’s Black Friday has become shades of gray, and dripping wet.
The upper level low that traveled down the coast all week is now hovering to the Southwest.
The chances for rain on your holiday have diminished to a drizzle. It now appears the low that has been threatening us all week will remain off-shore for Thursday and Friday.