Dry and seasonable weather is in store for the San Francisco area this weekend as the 2013 First City Festival is under way.
Low morning clouds will give way to sunshine and highs in the low 70s through this weekend.
Visitors of the 2013 First City Festival at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center through Sunday could experience some flight delays upon arriving in San Francisco during the morning hours due to the low clouds.
However, sunshine is in store for much of the daytime for those attending the festival.
Under clear skies, temperatures will drop through the low 60s and even upper 50s during the evening hours, so it is a good idea to bring extra layers.
Visitors hoping to go to Yosemite National Park will not be as lucky. The Rim Fire continues to burn in Yosemite with extreme fire behavior. Fire fighters have been working to contain the fire and protect structures. Portions of Highway 120 and other nearby roads have been closed.
Moisture from Ivo will bypass much of California by late this weekend, causing flooding concerns across Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and eventually Utah. Unfortunately, needed moisture is not likely to reach the Rim Fire area.
The first blizzard of 2015 for the eastern United States slammed areas from Long Island, New York, to Bangor, Maine, Monday into Tuesday.
As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.
Communities across the Northeast have endured heavy snow and fierce winds amid the first blizzard of 2015 with the storm continuing to churn over New England.
Lingering midwinter cold and additional rounds of snow will add to difficulties for cleanup and those without power after the Blizzard of 2015.
The blizzard pounding the New England region of the U.S. will continue to impact more of Atlantic Canada.
People may think blizzards are about heavy snow, but it's more about wind, blowing snow and visibility, and parts of the Midwest and Northeast are more susceptible to the wrath of these conditions.
Cape Canaveral, FL (1986)
The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded after liftoff. Cold weather on the morning of the liftoff was blamed for causing o-rings to fail which caused the explosion.
Record high barometric pressure readings: Miami - 30.55 inches Tampa - 30.66 inches Apalachicola - 30.72
Valdez, AK (1992)
Storm dumps 22.5 inches of snow, bringing the seasonal total to 275.3 inches, with five feet on the ground.