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Mid-Week Heat Wave To Bake L.A. With One More Round Of 90+ Degree Temps
Forget about the hoodies. Though Sunday and Monday will be temperate and comfortable November days, temperatures will rise above the 90 degree mark by Tuesday. The heat will stick around on Wednesday and Thursday, and will dissipate on Friday.
This comes on authority from the National Weather Service (NWS), which expects temperatures at its downtown L.A. to be unseasonably warm all throughout the upcoming week. Though high temperatures historically average about 74 degrees across L.A. by this point in the year, the NWS predicts the Tuesday's high temperature will be 87 degrees. On Wednesday, that number will rise to 90 degrees, dropping slightly to 88 degrees on Thursday. As always, folks in the Valleys and Inland Empire can expect slightly higher temperatures, and those closer to the coast slightly lower.
Though it will be warm throughout this week, conditions will generally be clear and otherwise pleasant. The NWS predicts that the temperature should settle back to about 80 degrees by Friday, in downtown. Weather next weekend will be beautiful, about 79 degrees and clear each day.
The good news is that this should be the last heat-wave we experience for a while. Examining AccuWeather's long-range forecast, temperatures throughout November will generally be in mid 70s. The bad news is that, unfortunately, rain is nowhere in the long-term forecast. While long-term forecasting generally becomes more unreliable the father into the future it goes, the month of November is predicted to be bone dry. The next rain will supposedly grace us on December 3.
Look, I'm an L.A. native, and am very used to hot and dry conditions late into the year. While friends from other parts of the country are complaining that it's 85 degrees in October—'it's un-natural!' they say—I take full advantage of the warmth to continue living my life outdoors whenever possible.
But, like, it's November! Usually by now it's cooled down at least to the low 70s, right?
The answer might be found in La Niña, El Niño's opposite that forces warm and dry high-pressure systems to hang out over Southern California instead of cool and rainy low-pressure systems. Of course, La Niña could also be a bust. Let's just blame climate change.
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