Two separate storms impacted the area over the weekend. Nearly an inch of rain between the two systems brought us just a little bit closer to normal values. For the season, which started at the beginning of July and ends in June, we stand at 4.14 inches as measured at the official NWS observation point at the Bob Hope International Airport. That’s only 56% of the normal 7.34 inches we normally receive by this point in the season, and it’s all the rain we’re going to get for a while.
For the remainder of the week, we’re going to see strong high pressure build in, and winds will shift to the Northwest, bringing warm air in from the desert plains.
The forecast temperatures just don’t seem plausible for January. At the peak of this warming trend on Thursday, we’ll see highs pushing the mid 80s. In Burbank, the record high of 86 was set in 2003, and that record will be in jeopardy.
Temperatures will then begin a trek back towards seasonal norms, but the dry and sunny pattern is expected to continue through at least the end of the month.