The driest year on record in the San Francisco area occurred during 2013, the National Weather Service said.
Downtown San Francisco only received 5.59 inches of precipitation for the year, which broke the record of 9 inches set in 1917.
No precipitation has fallen so far in the first week of January, but that could change Saturday with a chance of an afternoon shower.
Leading into Saturday, the end of the week will remain partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s.
Heading into next week, temperatures will rise into the 60s for the entirety of the week with plenty of sunshine for San Francisco.
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.
Colorado Springs (1959)
A storm produced 28 inches of snow.
Reno, NV (1982)
Snow fell for the first time in 93 years in the month of September. Town received 1.5 inches the night before, surpassing the old record of 0.5 inches set back in 1889.
Violent thunderstorms along a cold front. 2-4 inches of rain and 60-mph winds in places. Lawrence, KS, had golf ball-sized hail and winds to 80 mph.