Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Thurs., Dec. 3

Headlines 

Rain returns tonight

Rain/snow mix possible Friday night (no accumulation)

Turning colder next week again

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Increasing clouds. Showers develop overnight.

Friday: Showers likely. Mixing with snow overnight. No accumulation expected.

Saturday: Decreasing clouds. Breezy. Cooler.

Sunday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Chilly.

Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Colder.

Tuesday – Wednesday: Partly cloudy and chilly.

Threats

A rain/snow mix may develop overnight Friday. However, temps are expected to stay above freezing, preventing any significant accumulation.

Hazardous weather is not expected for the next 7 days.

On This Day in Wx History

1982- Crossville’s high of 72 degrees is a new December record.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 85° at Camarillo, Santee, & Beverly Hills, California  

Low: -20° at Gould, Colorado

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Wildfires threaten parts of southern California. Elsewhere, mixed wintry precip will fall today and tonight across parts of the Lower Mississippi River, as well as cross the Great Lakes region.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Wildfires continue across southern California, while mixed wintry precip falls across parts of the eastern US.

 Weather Shots

Southern California is under the threat of wildfires again today. This is a picture from the Bond Fire from last night. The fire is being driven by strong Santa Ana winds across a very dry landscape. This fire is east of Irvine and has already charred 3,600 acres. The fire continues to spread. Aircraft have been grounded because of winds. The fire is currently at 0% containment.

NASA Nerdology 

Did you know the Hubble Space Telescope needed glasses? A tiny manufacturing error caused it to have blurry vision. On this day in 1993, astronauts launched on a mission (STS-61) to install corrective instruments for the primary mirror. Check out galaxy M100 before and after the repair!

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