Warming Trend Begins in Southland

warming trend expected

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A relatively weak warming trend will get underway in the Southland today as a result of high pressure aloft and weak offshore winds, the National Weather Service said.

These conditions, combined with humidity levels only in the teens, will create an elevated fire danger, but nothing critical, said NWS meteorologist Rich Thompson.

Downtown L.A., where the normal high for this time of the year is 78 degrees, according to Thompson, is forecast to reach 81 today and 87 Friday and Saturday before falling back to 83 Sunday and 77 Monday.

Burbank, where the normal high is 78, according to Thompson, will hit 84 today and 90 Friday and Saturday.

A similar pattern is expected in Orange County. Thompson said such weak temperature spikes at this time of the year are nothing very much out of the ordinary.

The NWS forecast partly skies today and highs of 74 degrees on Mount Wilson; 76 at LAX; 78 in Avalon; 79 in Long Beach; 83 in Palmdale and Lancaster; 84 in Burbank and San Gabriel; 86 in Pasadena; 87 in Saugus; and 88 in Woodland Hills.

Sunny skies were forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 70 in Laguna Beach and San Clemente, 72 in Newport Beach, 79 in Irvine; 81 in Fullerton, Anaheim and Mission Viejo; and 82 in Yorba Linda. As in L.A. County, a cooling trend will get underway Sunday.

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