It is a dry forecast here in the south.
Rain and snow, which began to fall in drought-stricken California on Friday, is expected to continue through the weekend in the biggest storm that the area has seen in more than a year.
Temperatures Monday will hover in the low 60s. In fact, we will remain below our average temperature all week long.
Look for some cooling tomorrow as a short wave drops into the area.
Rather than focusing on silly statistics like Denver’s 0-3 Super Bowl record when wearing their orange jerseys, this is going to be on legitimate game-changing X-Factors.
California’s current drought — the result of one of the driest California winters in recent memory — has driven scientists to attempt to make their own much-needed rain fall from the sky.
Temperatures continue to run above average, but just a touch cooler today. Expect warmer weather Tuesday and Wednesday as an off-shore flow develops once again.
A weak on-shore flow is helping to bring temperatures down a couple of degrees today … look for similar highs tomorrow.
There will be some slight warming on Monday.
Look for some cooling for the next couple of days. Temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 60s by Wednesday and Thursday, which is around average for this time of year.
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.