Forecasters said chilly temperatures and sustained winds greeted Southern California residents on Tuesday, October 12, but temperatures were expected to rise.
However, the heat was forecast to remain subdued, giving way to cooler temperatures again by the end of the weekend.
A system of high pressure was projected to enter the area along with a change in wind direction to the northeast, gradually warming temperatures until they reached some areas of Los Angeles and Orange counties. did not reach almost 90 degrees in the U, as well as the inland empire. Friday and Saturday, National Weather Service meteorologists said.
David Sweet, a meteorologist in the NWS Oxnard office, said light Santa Ana winds were also forecast later in the week, raising the prospect of a red flag warning for the fire hazard.
“It’s October, so we’re approaching Santa Ana (winds) season,” he said. “It’s typical for this time of year.”
Sweet said canyon areas of Los Angeles County could see temperatures in the 90s on both Friday and Saturday.
Filipe Gonsalves, a meteorologist at the NWS San Diego office, said extreme heat was forecast for inland Orange County on Friday and for the Kingdom of Inland on Saturday.
Gonsalves said the high-pressure ridge is expected to continue eastward, followed by another low-pressure trough, which will bring onshore winds and cooler temperatures from Sunday.
Estimated temperature for Friday according to the National Weather Service:
Downtown Los Angeles: 87
Long Beach: 84
Mission Viejo: 86
San Bernardino: 82
Van Nuys: 88