INTERAGENCY FIRE WEATHER CENTER PREDICTIVE SERVICES UNIT

 

MONday, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COORDINATION CENTER

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

***Record heat and very dry Thursday through this weekend***

***Local gusty offshore winds across Southern California Thursday morning through Friday morning***

The back side of a Pacific trough will bring near to a little below normal temperatures and a slow decrease in humidity to the region through Wednesday. Maximum temperatures will be in the 60s to low 70s across the mountains and mid 70s to mid 80s in the valleys today. Minimum humidity will be mainly between 20% and 40% today. Winds will be light through Wednesday. Temperatures will become 15 to 25 degrees above normal and there will be widespread single digit humidity across the region Thursday through this weekend, as a strong ridge of high pressure sits over California. Expect record breaking heat Friday through Sunday with most valley locations exceeding 100 degrees. Temperatures may reach up to 110 degrees over the warmest valley areas of Southern California. There will be local northeast to east winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph across the mountains and foothills of Southern California Thursday morning through Friday morning. Winds will become light Friday afternoon through this weekend. END/Shameson