The Southland will experience above-normal temperatures today and over the weekend, in part as a result of Santa Ana winds that do not usually appear at this time of the year, forecasters said.
Temps 8-12 Degrees Above Normal
Temperatures will be 10-12 degrees above normal in the valleys and 8-10
degrees above normal in the L.A County coastal zone, which includes downtown
Los Angeles, said National Weather Service meteorologist Curt Kaplan.
June Gloom Banished During Heat Wave
The heat will result from an upper ridge that will be situated along the
coast today over the weekend, and Santa Ana winds that normally blow in the
early part of spring, he said, adding that the region will also be spared the
morning low clouds and fog normally associated with May gray or June gloom
Downtown LA Highs Of 82
The San Fernando Valley will be L.A. County’s hottest area today and
over the weekend. As of early this morning, Woodland Hills is forecast to have
a high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit today, 94 Saturday, 95 Sunday and 92 Monday
before reverting to the 80s on Tuesday. At the same time, Downtown L.A. will
have highs of 82 today, 84 Saturday, 85 Sunday, 82 Monday and 77 Tuesday.
Sunny Skies Forecasted
The NWS forecast sunny skies today and highs of 73 on Mount Wilson; 76
at LAX and in Avalon; 80 in Long Beach; 82 in Downtown L.A.; 83 in Palmdale,
Lancaster and San Gabriel; 85 in Burbank; 86 in Pasadena and Saugus; and 90 in
Sunny skies were also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 70
in Newport Beach and San Clemente; 71 in Laguna Beach; 81 in Irvine; 82 in
Mission Viejo; 83 in Anaheim; and 86 in Fullerton and Yorba Linda.
Temps Expected To Fall By Tuesday
Temperatures are forecast to rise by a few degrees Saturday, drop
slightly Sunday and Monday and fall again Tuesday. The hottest day of the hot
spell in Most of L.A. County will come Saturday, when a high of 85 is forecast
in Downtown L.A., 91 in Pasadena, and 95 in Woodland Hills, where it will be
five degrees higher than today.
City News Service.
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