INTERAGENCY FIRE WEATHER CENTER PREDICTIVE SERVICES UNIT

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COORDINATION CENTER

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

A cool, windy and unsettled weekend is at hand as a system from British Columbia rockets southward into Nevada on Saturday. Today, look for partly to mostly sunny skies through most of the day with temperatures remaining 3-5 degrees below normal. West winds will increase late this afternoon from the Kern County Mountains southward into the eastern side of the Cleveland National Forest. West winds of 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will be possible in these areas this evening through Saturday night. As the low pressure area approaches, look for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms to develop Saturday afternoon. Most of the activity will occur over the Sierras, the Inyo National Forest and the deserts. A handful of storms may reach Southern California Saturday evening. Areas outside the desert will receive less than a quarter of an inch of rainfall. In addition, the Owens Valley will see north winds up to 50 mph Saturday into Sunday. The precipitation should wind down Sunday afternoon. A ridge will bring sunny and warmer weather next Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures will climb well into the 60s in the mountains and the 80s at lower elevations with light winds expected. Another unseasonably cold storm system may bring cool and windy weather along with a chance of rain next Thursday. No periods of offshore flow or hot temperatures are expected the next 7 to 10 days. END/RK

 

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