Currently in Los Angeles — December 16th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Sunshine, but below-average temperatures continue

Can’t believe this is the last weekend before the holidays. Will you be out and about doing your last minute shopping? You’ll have pleasant weather for all those outdoor gift markets and plant swaps. This weekend, highs consistently peak in the mid-60s, and sunshine will cut through a somewhat cloudy sky. The evenings present more of a challenge. Temperatures again enter the 40s for most of our sundown hours, and the dry air enhances the way that cold cuts through your layers. With lows going to about 43°F each night, it’s actually a touch warmer than it’s been earlier this week. Can your body sense those subtle degrees of warmth?

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

The US is expecting a massive surge of cold air from the north next week. The Climate Prediction Center issued their 6-10 day outlook, and the map shows below average temperatures all next week, aside from California and parts of the American West, which will likely see above average temperatures.

However, this year, the Midwest will experiences temperatures about 80% below the region’s average.

“The risks with this will be very cold temperatures, which will affect vulnerable populations,” said Currently’s Chief Meteorologist Megan Montero. “The best thing to do ahead of a blast of cold like this one is to protect the 4 P's. Do things to protect pets, pipes, plants and people.”

What you can do, currently.