While there will be light rain falling over parts of southern California through this weekend, the heavier rain will stay to the north.
"Light rain showers will impact the area today and possibly on Sunday into Sunday night, " said AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark. "The rain is more of a nuisance rain, with an additional one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch possible."
Any snowfall will mostly be at elevations above 4,500 feet.
A corridor of severe thunderstorms will reach from Oklahoma to the Carolinas on Friday ahead of the holiday weekend.
The temblor occurred at 9:07 a.m. Friday, local time (9:07 p.m. EDT Thursday). The quake had a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported.
Thundery showers late on Friday and on Friday night will pose a threat of localized torrential rain, high winds and hail.
After intense heat eased some for Thursday, it will once again bake Spain and France to close out this week and expand into Germany and Poland this weekend.
While parts of India received torrential rainfall during June, impact from El Nino will reassert itself over the upper part of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.
Winds and the Gulf Stream current are the likely catalysts behind strange jellyfishlike creatures, Man O' War, popping up on East Coast beaches over the past several weeks.
Layton, NJ (1939)
33 degrees - record low for the state during July.
New York City, NY (1966)
107 degrees, at La Quardia Airport - all time record for the airport.
Baltimore, MD (airport) (1966)
102 degrees, tied all time record high.