Check out waterspout forming off San Clemente coast!
The first taste of fall weather and significant rainfall of the season are in store for the San Diego this week.
Following record heat with triple-digit temperatures at the beginning of October, the wet weather will be accompanied by a noticeable cooldown.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely to erupt into this evening and overnight as a cold storm system tracks into North County and Orange and Riverside counties.
Thunderstorms could even be locally strong with gusty winds, heavy downpours and hail. It is not out of the question that there could be a stray waterspout near the beaches or a weak tornado over the land.
Meanwhile, temperatures will be cold enough to support snow in the highest elevations. Snow levels are likely to drop to near 7,000 feet. Cold, windy conditions and snow are possible at the top of the Palm Springs Tram on Thursday.
A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time Wednesday morning, the USGS reported.
Tropical Depression Seven strengthened into Tropical Storm Gaston during Monday night with another system attempting to form near the Caribbean.
Following a fall-like start to the week, warmth and humidity will build over the northeastern United States prior to the weekend.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to reach Florida with gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms during Sunday and Monday.
The return of warmer and more humid air will trigger another round of strong thunderstorms across the central United States this week.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Denver, CO (1921)
2.20 inches of rain in 1 hour.
Chesapeake Bay Area (1933)
Hurricane - 6.39 inches of rain in Washington, D.C. Damage in Maryland close to $17 million. Tide 7 feet above normal flooded Norfolk, VA.
Dry thunderstorms ignited more than 100 fires in the Wenatchee and Okanogan National Forests.