This weekend came to a close on a rainy note in Los Angeles, San Diego and all of Southern California with more wet weather in the forecast for Thanksgiving Day.
Rain spread southward through Southern California last evening, with rain and mountain snow tapering off across central California.
Rain totals in the Los Angeles Basin and around San Diego will average 0.50 of an inch to one inch. Widespread flash flooding is not expected.
Isolated flooding incidents cannot be ruled out, especially on the south- and southwest-facing slopes of the mountains where a few places may have received more than inch of rain.
With snow levels averaging 5,500 feet, ski resorts welcomed a fresh 4 to 8 inches of snowfall. However, treacherous travel awaits snow enthusiasts headed to the slopes.
Driving conditions will improve throughout Southern California on Monday as drier weather and sunshine return. The weather will also not threaten holiday travel plans Tuesday and Wednesday with high pressure in control.
The next chance of rain for Southern California will coincide with Thanksgiving Day as the storm set to slam the Northwest early this week sinks southward.
The pounding the storm will inflict on Northwest will not get repeated in Southern California.
However, enough rain could fall to put a damper on any outdoor holiday plans.
Matthew has become a hurricane in the Caribbean and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
Millions of people across the U.S. could be exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foam, according to a recent study.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
U.S./Quebec border (1835)
Heavy snow; Hatley, P.Q. received 10 inches. Kelkenny, NH had 6 inches.
San Diego, CA (1970)
Strong Santa Ana winds create fire disaster in interior parts of county (September 25 to 30); 500,000 acres burned.
Lander, NY (1982)
15.4 inches of of snow (29th-30th). Total of 32.9 inches for month (Sept. record).