INTERAGENCY FIRE WEATHER CENTER PREDICTIVE SERVICES UNIT

 

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COORDINATION CENTER

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

***Warm and dry starting Tuesday***

 

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will form over the mountains this afternoon as a weak area of low pressure moves across Southern California. This low is also causing a deep marine layer this morning, with low clouds and fog over the lower coastal mountain slopes. There will be little change in temperature and humidity today. Maximum temperatures will be in the mid 60s to mid 70s across the mountains with upper 70s to low 90s in the valleys. Minimum humidity will be mainly between 20% and 40%, but the deserts will drop into the teens. Significant warming and drying will occur away from the coast Monday through Friday as a ridge of high pressure builds into California from the Pacific Ocean. Temperatures will be near or over 100 degrees across the Central Valley and minimum humidity will be mainly in the teens away from the coast starting Tuesday. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be possible only over the Sierra Crest Monday through Friday. A weak area of low pressure will approach Southern California from the southwest bringing cooler temperatures and higher humidity to the region next weekend. This low may also bring showers and thunderstorms to the area, especially the mountains. END/Shameson

 

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