Warmer Temps Mean Higher Fire Danger
Unseasonably hot weather is expected for much of Southwestern California through Thursday as a strong high pressure combines with offshore flow.
In addition to warmer temperatures, there will be Northeast winds gusting from 30 to 40 mph across the passes and canyons of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
The high winds and temperatures remind us of the ever-present danger of wildfires; brush is medium dry and Monday’s three small fires are evidence that it could happen again in a moment’s notice.
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Temperatures today will be in the mid-80s to lower 90s, and are expected to rise a few degrees higher on Wednesday and Thursday, breaking some previously set high temperature records.
On Thursday, temperatures are expected to cool down as both the high pressure and offshore flow will weaken. Coastal areas will experience the best cooling, with maximum temperatures dropping five to 10 degrees from Wednesday’s highs.
The cooling trend will continue Friday, but a significant drop in temperatures is expected for the weekend, as the weak low pressure system will bring the marine layer back to the coast and the valleys.