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Warm Santa Ana Winds Are Sending Temperatures Into The 80s This Week

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If you found yourself reaching for your breeziest caftan this morning, you weren’t alone – thanks to some particularly tropical Santa Ana winds, temperatures reached the 80s in L.A. on Tuesday and will keep going in that direction through Thursday.

Things got so hot in Anaheim yesterday that the previous record high was knocked out of its spot, from 85 degrees on Feb. 25, 2016 to yesterday’s 86. DTLA, Burbank and San Gabriel saw highs of 83, and Van Nuys saw a high of 82.

Meteorologist Joe Sirard told LAist that temperatures are well over 10 degrees higher than they typically are at this time of year.

“Thirteen degrees above normal today, approximately, and then an additional 4 degrees warmer predicted [tomorrow],” he said. “So quite a bit above normal.”

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The same Santa Anas are also sending gusty winds through SoCal. A wind advisory is in place until noon on Thursday in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. By Sunday, meteorologists are expecting temperatures to drop into the 50s and 60s, with a storm possibly rolling through as well.