Early Week Temperatures Expected To Surge Into The 90s (At Least In The Valleys)
After months of torrential downpour, we're about to see the other side of the weather spectrum.
On Monday and Tuesday, some L.A. County residents will see 90 degree weather in the northern and eastern regions. Today, forecasts say Woodland Hills will see a high of 94, which would match the record set in 2013. According to Stuart Seto, weather specialist at the National Weather Service, the area averages a high of 72 this time of year.
Other areas that should see 90 degree temperatures include Burbank (with a predicted high of 90), Pomona (91), San Gabriel (91) and Ojai (91).
While it's expected to cool off a bit tomorrow, above-normal temperatures are still expected in the aforementioned areas. Woodland Hills is forecasted to hit a high of 92, and San Gabriel may reach 90. Regions in and around Pomona and Pasadena are expected to reach about 89 degrees.
Forecasts for the downtown and West Hollywood areas will be in the mid-80s for the next two days. The coast will be a bit cooler, with Santa Monica likely to see weather in the mid-70s.
The high temperatures are in part caused by a persistent ridge of high pressure that had settled over the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys for the past few days, reports City New Service. The ridge pushed air downward, which resulted in a warming trend in the region.
Concerns of wildfires have yet to crop up, however. One of the major contributions to brushfires is dry vegetation; with the aid of recent rains, the vegetation is believed to have enough moisture to deter fires.