Currently in Los Angeles — December 9, 2022

The weather, currently.

Showers move into Southern California this weekend

The big weather story this weekend will be a large upper level low pressure system moving across California. This will pull in deep tropical moisture northward into the region and bring in a much needed round of rain Saturday into Sunday. This is a fast moving storm system, with the heaviest rainfall moving in Saturday night into Sunday morning, with scattered showers lingering through the day on Sunday. Rainfall totals should generally hover between a half inch to an inch across the lower elevations with a couple inches possible in the mountains. At this time, we're not expecting any serious flooding or mudslides with this system. However, still exercise caution when driving as roads could be quite slick.

In the meantime, Friday and the first half of Saturday is still looking dry highs topping out near 60ºF.

— Anthony Torres filling in for Renée Reizman

What you can do, currently.

T minus one week left on our Project Mushroom Kickstarter. We’re building Project Mushroom as a community platform for justice and action on an overheating planet — and it’s go time! Your support has made it possible for us to build this community, but we aren't finished yet.

We’re about 65% of the way to our 200K goal. If every Currently subscriber pledged just $12 tonight, we’d meet our goal by tomorrow. Or maybe you want to do even more? We need just 320 people to pledge $250 to reach our goal.

There's no billionaire in charge here, so we're raising money as we go to support fair wages for our moderators, development team, and trust and safety experts to keep up our tremendous momentum in line with our shared values.

We’re hosting an information session, on Mon, Dec 12, 2022, at 7 PM EST, to tell you more about Project Mushroom and answer your questions. Reserve your spot now!

Project Mushroom Information Session
Hear from the team that is bringing you a new community platform that more that 30K people are eagerly waiting to join!

What you need to know, currently.

Currently’s San Francisco weather reporter, Priya Shukla, wrote a story in Forbes about how the eruption of Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, stalled key carbon dioxide measurement equipment.

Read the full story here.

Mauna Loa Eruption Interrupts Critical Climate Change Record
A record of climate change going back 60 years has been interrupted due to the eruption of Mauna Loa.