Currently in Los Angeles — December 6th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Cloudy skies, and a slim chance of evening rain.

Will there be rain on Tuesday afternoon? Maybe? The storm clouds are slowly taking their time departing Los Angeles, like tourists halfheartedly saying goodbye to the Spongebob impersonator on the Hollywood Strip, wondering how they just lost five dollars for a selfie and whether it’d be appropriate to ask for change. No? Ok. I guess I’ll meander to the Chinese Theater… unless?

Maybe it’ll get wet in the afternoon. Precipitation is at its highest odds around 5pm, with about 25% chances. But it’s more likely we’ll have gloomy overcast skies. Temperatures continue to be quite mild, with highs peaking around 60°F, and as the storm leaves and moisture dissipates, lows temps will fall further, delivering a chilly late night around 45°F. I hope rain lulls me to sleep. It’s always a comforting song.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

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California braces for water shortages amid ongoing drought
As California’s fourth consecutive drought worsens, more than 70 water agencies in California could face water shortages in the coming months.

As California’s fourth consecutive drought worsens, more than 70 water agencies in California could face water shortages in the coming months, according to the state report.

The assessment, which includes annual data through July 1, found that around 18% — 73 of the 414 water suppliers — reported that they will soon face potential shortages. This is despite the vast majority —82% — of urban water suppliers who submitted reports that said they had enough water to meet projected demand in the coming year.

This is the first year that California water suppliers are required to submit water shortage reports as climate change grips the water supply across the state.

More than 99% of California remains in a drought, according to the US Drought Monitor. Warmer temperatures, lack of storms, and low snowpack triggered the region’s ongoing drought — with the last three years being the driest period on record for California.

There is no reprieve in sight, so it’s expected that these potential water shortages from agencies will worsen in the coming months.

"These annual assessments submitted by local agencies are intended to help state and local water suppliers better prepare for current and future droughts," the water resources department said in a statement.

The department's report comes about three months after the federal government announced that the drying Colorado River, which is a water source for many Western states including California, will operate in a Tier 2 shortage condition for the first time starting next year, January 2023.

“With drought, we tend to watch winters and how much moisture is produced in the season through snowpack and rain,” said Currently’s Chief Meteorologist, Megan Montero. “Especially in Colorado since Colorado’s snowpack determines how much water is fed into the Colorado River, a major source of water for the southwest and western portions of the US.”

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.