The oppressive heat that broke records all over Southern California over the weekend seems to be going away finally as an upper ridge of high pressure begins to weaken early this week. Forecasters say the return of an onshore flow will also help to usher in a cooling trend across the Southland.
But, even as temperatures fall, humidity will continue to make the weather feel uncomfortable. A monsoonal flow may also bring showers and thunderstorms to local mountain and desert areas today according to a statement from the National Weather Service.
Don't get too used to these temps. Conditions are set to warm up once again by next weekend according.
Beachgoers are being cautioned to watch out for higher surf, strong rip currents and sneaker waves that are the result of a long southerly swell that's developed along with Hurricane Eugene currently parked off the coast of Baja California.
Surf is expected to be even higher on Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening along south-facing beaches in Ventura and Los Angeles County.
"There is an increased risk for ocean drowning, especially with more people seeking relief from the hot inland temperatures. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large breaking waves can wash people off beaches and rocks and capsize small boats near shore,'' the statement said.
But still, it is nice to live in a world without a heat advisory - even if that relief is only temporary.