INTERAGENCY FIRE WEATHER CENTER PREDICTIVE SERVICES UNIT

SATURday, April 19, 2014

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COORDINATION CENTER

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

A ridge of high pressure building into California will bring a warming and drying trend to the region through Monday. Temperatures across the mountains will be in the 60s to low 70s while valley temperatures reach the mid 70s to mid 80s today. Minimum humidity will be mainly between 20% and 40% today. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms will form over the Sierra through Sunday. A Pacific trough will bring significant cooling and an increase in humidity to the region Tuesday and Wednesday. Scattered light showers will fall from a Monterey/Fresno County line northward Tuesday. Westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will surface across the wind prone mountain and desert areas Tuesday. Warming and drying will occur across the region late next week as another ridge builds in from the Pacific. END/Shameson