LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Temperatures will be 5-10 degrees cooler today but remain 5-10 degrees above normal as the Southland's second heat wave of 2020 eased up on its fourth and final day, a forecaster said.
No heat advisory was in effect this morning. One issued for most of L.A. County expired at 9 p.m. Thursday and one scheduled to expire at 10 p.m. today in Inland Orange County was canceled.
Still, today's highs, while forecast to be 5-10 degrees lower than Thursday's thanks in part to an onshore flow, will be 5-10 degrees above normal, said National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Hall.
Thursday's high of 86 degrees at Palmdale Airport matched the record high for a May 7 set in 1986 while the 85 recorded in Sandberg in the San Gabriel Mountains beat the record 84 set in 2001.
A combination of sunny and partly cloudy skies was forecast in L.A. County, along with highs of 76 degrees in Avalon; 77 at LAX; 78 on Mount Wilson; 79 in Long Beach; 85 in Downtown L.A.; 87 in Burbank; 88 in San Gabriel; 89 in Pasadena; 91 in Saugus; 93 in Woodland Hills; 94 in Palmdle; and 95 in Lancaster. Temperatures will be a few degrees lower Saturday, when only the Antelope Valley will be in the 90s, then continue to decline.
Sunny skies were also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 74 degrees in Laguna Beach, San Clemente and on Santiago Peak; 75 in Newport Beach; 80 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 83 at Fremont Canyon; 85 in Mission Viejo; 86 at Trabuco Canyon and in Fullerton; 87 in Yorba Linda and Irvine; and 88 in Anaheim. A cooling trend is underway and highs will be in the 70s by Sunday.
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