Warm and dry weather will continue to rule over the Los Angeles area as part of the ongoing drought.
Temperatures will remain above normal through Thursday. The high temperature this time of year is about 68 degrees, but daytime highs will be in the low to mid-70s each day.
It will remain dry in the region. It may be early February when the next chance for measurable precipitation will occur.
This weekend will be one of the busiest travel weekends across the country as millions people head home from Christmas travels.
Just in time for Boxing Day and the weekend, a winter storm is set to dive into the United Kingdom and central Europe with rain and disruptive snow.
A system tracking over the Rocky Mountains will spread snow over the region and into the Plains through the remainder of the week.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
On Christmas Day in 1776, George Washington led his troops across the Delaware River, in spite of treacherous weather, for a pivotal moment in the Revolutionary War.
Record Christmas cold wave: 1 degree - Philadelphia, PA (tied record) -12 degrees - Pittsburgh, PA -12 degrees - Cincinnati, OH -4 degrees - Nashville, TN 41 degrees - Miami, FL
International Falls, MN (1991)
38 degrees - the "warmest" Christmas on record.
Texarkana, TX (2000)
Ice storm shut down the area. Complete power failure in the city.