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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Cloudy skies over Disney Elementary 1220 West Orange Grove Ave. Burbank September 13, 2016

Tuesday morning rain and cloudy skies in Burbank

Cloudy skies and, yes, light rain, in Burbank today. Early, around 1 a.m., I heard raindrops gently tapping on the roof.  A welcome surprise. While out walking later at around 10 a.m., lots of clouds in the sky and drizzle — so heavy, I had to pop open my umbrella! Weather watchers say the chance of rain today, 20-percent with the possibility of isolated showers. The temperatures are cool, but pleasant. Mostly in the 60s — high could reach the 70s.

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Woman under umbrella in the rain scurried across the parking lot of the Lakeside Shopping Center in the 300 block of North Pass Avenue Burbank April 8, 2016

More cloudy skies and rain for the weekend

Burbank is getting a serious dose of April showers. It started last Thursday afternoon with showers steady enough to force many Burbankers to bring out the umbrellas and cold weather gear. Yesterday began with some cloudy threatening skies in the morning, which soon opened up to deliver rain off and on most of the day. Stormy weather is in the forecast through the weekend and into next week, with a chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain later today. We could get up to a half an inch of rain. The... Read More →

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More rain in the forecast for Burbank

At eight this morning, I was surprised to see the sun out. However, there are plenty of clouds in the sky and more rain in the forecast for Burbank. After a light rain overnight, weather watchers are predicting some spotty showers and gusty winds today, with heavier rain tonight, and through tomorrow. So don’t let a brief pause of sunshine fake you out. Take along an umbrella. That tricky El Niño could really deliver some decent rainfall over the next few days. The high... Read More →

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Burbank breaks heat record, a chance of rain today

Another dramatic change in the weather today. In Burbank, the skies are cloudy and there’s a good chance of rain, even thunderstorms this afternoon. Yesterday, the sun was blazing hot — pushing the temperatures up into the triple digits here in the Media City. Monday’s high turned out to be a record breaker. It reached 102 in B-town — breaking a record for that date — set 25 years ago in 1990, according to the National Weather Service. The cooling trend is expected to drop the temps considerably... Read More →

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A chance of some rain in Burbank today

Keep that umbrella handy. We could get some rain in Burbank from that system now moving through the Southland. We have a mixture of clouds and sunshine today. The high in the mid-60s — the low tonight in the 50s. There’s a chance of showers this afternoon, tonight, and tomorrow morning.

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Cloudy skies over Burbank February 21, 2015

Cloudy skies and rain in Burbank

Cloudy skies over Burbank on this Sunday morning. Some light rain began shortly after 10 a.m. A storm system is expected to linger over the Southland today and that could mean raindrops during the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony and hoopla in Hollywood. A steady rain is in the forecast for this evening and overnight. Cooler temperatures for the Media City with the high only in the 50s. So you’ll probably need a jacket or sweater as well  as an umbrella.

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Thunder, lightning, and rain in Burbank

Thunder, lightning, and rain in Burbank. The thunder rumbled and the lightning flashed around 3 p.m. A few sprinkles followed  and that soon turned into a heavy downpour. Some gusty winds as well. The weather forecast is for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms throughout the Southland this afternoon. The chance of rain remains in the forecast for Burbank tonight. Lows in the 50s and some light winds. If you’re heading out to “Ladies Night Out” in Magnolia Park take along a sweater or jacket and an umbrella.

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Updated: Rain, umbrellas, and 2015 Golden Globe Awards in the Southland

  It’s a rainy Sunday in the Southland. Not a storming pounding rain, but strong enough to need an umbrella. In Burbank, light rain is falling this morning. The high only in the 60s in the Media City. The rain is expected to taper off as the day goes on, but there is still a threat of a shower or two for this afternoon’s Golden Globe Awards hoopla in Beverly Hills. Final preps are underway for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony  at the... Read More →

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UPdated: Cloudy skies and rain for the weekend in the Media City

  Updated: 9:15 a.m. Raindrops falling in Burbank. Get that umbrella out! Weather forecasters are predicting a mixed bag for the weekend. Mostly cloudy skies with some sunshine possible today and a chance of showers in the Media City. We might get some raindrops this morning, but most likely the light rain will fall in the afternoon when the chance of precipitation is 30-60 percent. Tonight, a more substantial rain is expected to arrive and linger through tomorrow in B-town. This will not be a cold system. Temperatures to... Read More →

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Rain falling in Burbank and other parts of Southland

The first wave of a second storm began moving through Burbank shortly after midnight. It’s a cold light rain that is falling  now in the Media City. Not a lot of rain is expected, but folks up in the Colby Fire burn areas of Glendora and Azusa have been told to be on the alert for possible mud and debris slides. ABC-7 meteorologist, Dallas Raines, says the showers will linger over the region into tomorrow afternoon and maybe longer near the foothills. Then, its fair skies, sunshine, and... Read More →

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More stormy weather in Burbank and the Southland

Folks are scrambling to do some clean-up this morning before the next wave of stormy weather in Burbank and the Southland. The situation is pretty precarious in the nearby foothill communities of Monrovia, Azusa, and Glendora where they’re already dealing with mudslides, flooding, and mandatory evacuations effecting more than a a thousand homes. During yesterday’s deluge, trees were knocked down and a section of a warehouse roof collapsed in Burbank. We could get as much as another inch of rain as the next wave of stormy weather rolls... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/MediaCityG -- Traffic and rain on Olive Avenue in Burbank February 28, 2014

Powerful storm pounds Burbank and the Southland today

Burbank and the rest of the Southland is getting pounded today by much-anticipated winter storm slow rolling through our region. The strong system moved in overnight and is expected to linger through tomorrow bringing at least 2-to-4 inches in Los Angeles area and 4-to-7 inches in the valleys and Inland Empire. Along with tons of rain, this huge storm is packing fierce winds, whipping of high surf, and might even produce small hail , tornadoes, and waterspouts. Also, watch out for downed trees and fallen power lines. Accidents as well... Read More →

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NASA, California drought, and stormy weather

As the Southland gets ready for that second, much more powerful storm, there is still a lot of concern about the California drought. So now NASA is lending a helping hand. The space agency  partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) “… to apply advanced remote sensing and improved forecast modeling to better assess water resources, monitor drought conditions and water supplies, plan for drought response and mitigation, and measure drought impacts.” “Over the past two decades, NASA has developed capabilities to measure and provide useful... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/MediaCityG -- Cloudy skies over Burbank Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cloudy skies and sunshine in Burbank today, but rain is coming

Sunshine off and on in Burbank today, where it has been mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures. The high is expected to reach only into the mid-60s. Weather watchers say a couple of winter storms are approaching the Southland and the raindrops are expected to start falling some time this evening. The storms are expected to deliver a one-two-punch to the Southland, with the second on Friday predicted to be a serious soaker. They saying these storms could produce some of the heaviest rains in three years! There is concern... Read More →

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Gloomy skies with a chance of rain in the Media City

A change in the weather pattern. Overcast skies in the Media City today. We got a little sun this morning in Burbank — but the clouds rolled back in and are expected to hang around the rest of the day and evening. Also, there’s a 25 percent chance of rain. Not a big storm. Hey, if it’s only a few raindrops — we’ll take them and be glad! The high today in the 60s. Cooler weather through Super Bowl Sunday and into next week. Also, another chance of... Read More →

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More rain coming, but go ahead– shop

Time to get serious about that holiday shopping and gift buying. Cloudy skies and showers are in the forecast for this weekend —  with a 50 percent chance of rain today in B-town and 30 percent tomorrow. So be prepared. Take along an umbrella for possible raindrops. Also, you might need a coat or thick sweater. The temperatures expected to be in the upper 50s and 60s. Oh, and pace yourself. The holiday shopping season is just beginning.

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More rain in the forecast this weekend for the Media City

  Keep that umbrella handy, showers are expected this morning and throughout the afternoon. A weather system is drifting down from up north  — bringing rain, cloudy skies, and cool temperatures. The high today is expected to reach only the mid-60s. The storm may clear out by Sunday — but expect more cloudy skies and chilly temps. In truth Southland style, a warming trend is in the forecast for Thanksgiving week. Gobble, gobble, gobble.

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- After a sudden thunderstorm, the sun came out over the Trader Joe's parking lot at East Alameda Avenue and South San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank August 30, 2012

Freaky stormy weather rolls through Burbank

A hot humid day in Burbank turned stormy late this afternoon, when some freaky weather rolled through with dark clouds, gusty winds, and rain! Yes, and it was pretty heavy near the hillside area at South San Fernando Boulevard and East Alameda Avenue. The wet stuff began there with a few raindrops around 5 p.m. and  in a matter of minutes turned into a heavy downpour. Some folks apparently were listening to weather reports of possible showers and thunderstorms, therefore, they were ready with hats, jackets,... Read More →

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A rainy weekend

An umbrella is going to be a constant companion this weekend. After weeks o dry and sunny, we’ve finally got some wet and cold winter type weather just as spring is about to roll in. The rain came down pretty heavy at times this morning. More rain is expected throughout the afternoon and evening with a chance of thunderstorms. Showers expected to continue well into Monday. This storm system is packing winds up to 15-25 mph with gusts of up to 35 mph. The high today... Read More →

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Rainy Saturday

Ah, winter is back — wet and cold. The high may reach 60 today.  Raindrops are falling in Burbank this morning. They might taper off this afternoon, but there is still a chance of showers throughout much of the day. So keep the umbrella handy and be careful out there on those rain-slicked streets in the Media City.

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Thunderstorm dumps on Burbank

A sudden thunderstorm rolled into Burbank around  3:30 p.m. this afternoon. Thunder rumbled, lightning flashed, and the rain came down hard. And I though we’d get away without much rain today. Not only will you need that umbrella — some areas might need some of those freebie sandbags from the city of Burbank.  Be careful out there.

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