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.
Snow will swing across parts of the central and northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as November ends and December begins.
As millions head home from their Thanksgiving ventures the weather may cause trouble on the roads and at the airports from the southern Appalachians to the central Rockies on Sunday.
December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store into late week.
The reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
An active storm track across northern Europe will bring more wind and rain across Germany into the new week.
Pillar Point, CA (1991)
68-mph winds on the Pacific shore near San Francisco.
Havre, MT (1896)
Minus 51 degrees.
New England (1945)
Severe "nor'easter" in New England - winds in Boston averaged 40.5 mph over a 24-hour period. The rain changed to snow which accumulated to 16 inches in interior New England. Thirty-tree deaths were attributed to the storm.