INTERAGENCY FIRE WEATHER CENTER – PREDICTIVE SERVICES UNIT
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COORDINATION CENTER
A Pacific trough will continue to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region through this afternoon. Most locations will receive less than a quarter inch of additional rainfall. Southerly winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and desert passes through tonight. Temperatures will be near normal today, with mid 50s to mid 60s across the mountains and upper 60s and 70s in the valleys. Temperatures will warm a few degrees both Tuesday and Wednesday as a weak ridge of high pressure builds into California from the south. Minimum humidity will lower Tuesday and Wednesday but remain fairly high, with humidity above 30% Tuesday and above 20% Wednesday. A couple of Pacific storms will bring a cooling trend Thursday through this weekend. Showers will move across the region Thursday afternoon through Friday night and then again on Sunday. At this time, each storm is expected to bring at least a half an inch of rainfall to the region. There will be gusty southerly winds across the mountain ridges and desert passes Thursday afternoon through this weekend.
Showers today and again later this week and this weekend along with humid conditions through the forecast period will cause there to be little or no fire activity across the region.
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