Currently in Los Angeles — October 3rd, 2022

The weather, currently.

Our grey marine layer morning, then sunny and warm

Happy October! Monday morning will begin fittingly ~sPoOOkY~ with the marine layer’s ethereal foggy entrance. Who lurks in the mist? A scheming cluster of elves, a masked serial killer, your ex? No matter what it is, it’ll keep weather a bit cooler today, so highs peak at about 81° in Downtown LA. By the time it gets warm, we’ll have our classic sunny skies, revealing that the danger in the fog was actually something cuddly and harmless. Evenings, which area starting to creep in earlier and earlier, will be clear. Temperatures will be in the mid- to low-60’s.

Also, do you want to hear something wild? While I was enjoying the thinning dog beach in Santa Barbara, the coastal erosion in Orange County caused Amtrak to shut down a train route indefinitely. Rising tides, an ancient landslide, and infrastructural negligence has made the Pacific Surfliner’s train tracks unstable. Service between Los Angeles and san Diego — apparently “the 2nd busiest intercity rail corridor in the US” — will no longer be able to help thousands of commuters get between the two towns. It could be months before the train is running again. Talk about nightmares!

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Hurricane Ian weakened Saturday as it made its way into the mid-Atlantic. According to Currently’s Chief Meteorologist, Megan Montero, the start of the work week will be “calm,” though Ian will continue to affect the weather as it continues to dissipate:

“First, Ian dissipated over land today and will bring wet weather to the Northeast on Sunday and Monday. Secondly, Ian is in directly bringing a lot of wet weather to the West. Ian kind of disrupted the flow of the atmosphere a little bit this weekend causing a front over the Rockies to remain stationary (they usually pass through very quickly. A front remaining stationary over here is kind of unusual) and bringing above average rainfall to areas like Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.”

Though millions remain without power since Ian knocked out the country’s grid, Cuban utilities are starting to come back. Similarly, as Floridians assess the storm’s damage, there is still lingering flooding and closed roads. But, the focus has turned to rescue and recovery and as of Saturday, more than 1,000 people have been rescued from flooded areas along the state’s southwestern coast.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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