Currently in Los Angeles — November 14th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Warm, crisp weather during daylight hours. Temps hanging in the 50's when the sun sets.

This is an odd time of year for weather reporting. I like to focus on the daylight hours, which brings me the most joy, but as they become shorter and more fleeting, it feels like it’s not as helpful to tell you about Monday’s sunshine, clear skies, and highs around 68°F. Yes, it’s going to be a little warmer than the weekend was, but how much of my time will actually be spent in those cherished moments? When I walk my dog in the morning and after work, the world will be so different. In the morning, before 9, I’ll throw on a coat because temperatures will be in the mid-50’s. I might head to work without any layers, but pile them back on for that evening walk, because the highs will be back in the 50’s, just as they were in the morning and the air will still be clear and crisp, but very dark. Sunset begins at 4:50 PM. Just a tragedy.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

There will be widespread below-average temperatures in much of the lower 48 states, according to Currently’s Chief Meteorologist, Megan Montero.

High temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average, as the cooler temperatures hail from a cold front that made its way across the nation this weekend.

“Locations as far south as the Gulf Coast and Florida panhandle will dip into the 30s during the overnight hours of Sunday and Monday,” Montero said.

Freeze warnings are also in effect across central Texas and the Southeast though Sunday morning.

This is an interesting turn of events because while heat waves and cold spells are a natural part of day-to-day weather variation, heat waves are expected to become more frequent and intense as the Earth’s overall climate warms, while cold spells are expected to decrease.

According to Montero, scientists expect daily minimum temperatures to become warmer at a faster rate than daily maximum temperatures, which will leave less opportunity to cool off and recover from daytime heat.

“On its own, this event isn’t out of the ordinary, [but] something like this will be more infrequent as time goes on,” Montero said.

What you can do, currently.