INCREASING SANTA ANA WINDS
High pressure at the surface and aloft will build inland and strengthen over the next 24 hours. An eddy circulation will produce areas of low clouds and fog this morning...Otherwise skies will be mostly sunny with some high clouds at times. The big story will be the winds. Northeast winds will gust to 45 mph today in some mountains and passes. The winds will strengthen overnight with some isolated gusts of 70 mph. Today will be warm again with inland areas reaching 80. Tomorrow will be a few degrees warmer and dry. This, along with the strong winds, will produce a high fire danger. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH is in effect TOMORROW for most of the region...Click on this morning's satellite image to the left.
*A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT TODAY FOR ALL OF VENTURA COUNTY AS WELL AS ALL MOUNTAINS OF L.A. COUNTY AND THE SAN FERNANDO AND SANTA CLARITA VALLEYS*
High temperatures today will range from the 60s at the beaches to about 80 inland. Downtown L.A. (USC) should reach 78 (average is 70). Coastal area highs will range from 64-72 and the valleys and Inland Empire will top off between 76-80. Lancaster will reach 68, Hesperia 66, Apple Valley 67, Big Bear 50 and Palm Springs 82.
L.A. Quick Check:
Today: Hazy Sun & Breezy 78
Wednesday: Strong Santa Ana Winds 81
Thursday: Sunny & Warm 79
RickOmeter for *LOS ANGELES* Today (Scale of 1-10 with a 10 the best weather): 7
VERY ACTIVE weather with severe thunderstorms, rain, snow, ice, wind and cold temperatures continue across parts of the US. Click on the map to the left for today's national forecast.
Rick's Weather Extra: For more on the strong Santa Ana winds and high fire danger ... Click on the image to the left....
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