With long-term, moderate to extreme drought conditions gripping much of California, some rainfall will make its way into the Los Angeles region to end the week.
Thursday featured mostly cloudy skies but scattered showers occasionally sprinkled the area with some rain. Additional periods of rain will continue throughout the day on Friday.
Spotty showers and thunderstorms will continue into Saturday overnight, with increased winds for the area on Friday.
Temperatures will continue to stay in the mid- to upper 60s until Sunday, when highs will reach back into the mid-70s. Overnight lows will stay in the lower 50s through the end of the weekend.
An occasional shower may pop up in the area on Saturday, but the cloudy conditions will clear significantly. Sunday will also be partly sunny without the chances of rain.
Joaquin continues its journey across the northern Atlantic toward Europe, where it is expected to impact Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A fall-like weekend is in store for the Northeast, after rain and thunderstorms will dampen the region on Friday.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
Oho will hit parts of British Columbia and Alaska with drenching rain, gusty winds and pounding seas before the week comes to an end.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
Chicago, IL (1871)
Great Chicago Fire: 250 lost, $196 million loss -- severe drought prepared scene - a strong S/SW wind blew fire across the city.
Galveston, TX (1901)
A deluge produced nearly 12 inches of rain in about a six-hour period. The torrential rains came to Galveston precisely 13 months following the day of the famous Galveston Hurricane disaster.
Black Hills, SD (1982)
3-6 feet of wet snow fell. Lead, S.D. had 36 inches. Rapid City had only a trace of snow.