INTERAGENCY FIRE WEATHER CENTER PREDICTIVE SERVICES UNIT

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COORDINATION CENTER

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

A Pacific trough will bring scattered showers from a Monterey/Fresno County line northward through this evening with less than a quarter inch of rainfall. This trough will also bring south to west winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph to the mountain ridges and desert passes through Sunday afternoon. Temperatures will cool to around 5 degrees above normal today, with 60s to low 70s in the mountains and mid 70s to mid 80s in the valleys. Temperatures will cool further to near or slightly below normal Sunday. Minimum humidity will be mainly between 20% and 40% through Sunday. Temperatures will warm and humidity will lower Monday through Thursday as a ridge of high pressure builds into California from the Pacific Ocean. Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal by Wednesday and Thursday, with the warmer valley locations reaching into the low 90s. Minimum humidity will drop into the single digits and teens Wednesday and Thursday. Winds will be light across the region Monday through Thursday. At this time, computer models show a deep trough moving into California next weekend, with widespread wetting rains away from the deserts, but this may change as we get closer in time. END/Shameson

 

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