Pasadena Doused But Rain is Light and Won't Last, Sunny Skies Will Prevail Thanksgiving Day

Published : Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 6:00 AM

A Pasadena firefighter surveys the 1:53 a.m. big rig crash on the I-210 Freeway near San Gabriel Blvd. overpass which saw a truck slide on wet roads, crash through the Gold Line retaining wall and end up near the tracks. Image by RMG News

An early morning light rain in Pasadena let up about 4 a.m. but not before contributing to a major big rig crash on the I-210 freeway which injured a man and stopped Metro trains about 1:53 a.m.

Reports from the scene of the collision indicated the truck lost control because of the slick roadway. It crashed through the center divider of the westbound freeway in East Pasadena at San Gabriel Boulevard, nearly landing on the Gold Line train tracks which run in the median.

The driver suffered minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved. The electricity to trains was shut off and all trains stopped. Traffic backed up for several miles, according to RMG News.

The National Weather Service said more light rain could fall before 10 a.m. today, but the skies will transition and brighten up into a sunny day hitting a high of 66 degrees, several degrees below historic norms.

Earlier predictions had called for a higher chance of rain today, but that expectation was downgraded overnight.

Today’s weather is markedly different than last year’s, which was the hottest Thanksgiving Day since record-keeping began in 1877. Pasadena and most of Los Angeles County reached 93 degrees by midday and the night’s low was 81 degrees.

By contrast, tonight is expected to see patchy dense fog after 10 p.m. and fall to a chilly 51 degrees.

Black Friday is expected to start off dark and foggy but clear up to be mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Pasadena should experience a perfect shopping weather weekend under sunny skies in the low 70’s heading towards a sunny 76 degree Cyber Monday.

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