Monsoonal moisture continues across Southern California, and where it’s not raining, there’s plenty of moisture in the air.
Forecasters say the added moisture is part of a warming of Pacific Ocean waters that could continue to have a big effect on California weather in the next several months, going into next year.
An El Niño, as its known, could mean beneficial rain to combat a 4-year drought in the region. But it could also mean some potentially dangerous and damaging weather as well.
Fritz Coleman is a forecaster for KNBC-TV/Channel 4 here in Los Angeles. Rong-Gong Lin II is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, who wrote about the potential for rain and also more turbulent weather in the area for the newspaper.