INTERAGENCY FIRE WEATHER CENTER PREDICTIVE SERVICES UNIT

 

THURSDAY, DECEMber 18, 2014

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COORDINATION CENTER

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

A weak trough will bring isolated showers, with little to no rainfall accumulation, mainly to the coastal areas this morning. Another weak trough will bring scattered showers with less than a quarter inch of rainfall to Central California Friday morning through Saturday morning. The snow level will be around 7,000 feet. Temperatures will be near to around 5 degrees below normal through Saturday, with 40s to low 50s in the mountains and upper 50s and 60s in the valleys. A strong ridge of high pressure will build into California bringing much warmer and drier conditions to the region Sunday through Tuesday. Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal Monday and Tuesday, with low 80s expected in the valleys of Southern California. Winds will be light across the region through early next week, except for northerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph across the south coast of Santa Barbara and over the Grapevine Saturday night through Monday night. END/Shameson

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