INTERAGENCY FIRE WEATHER CENTER PREDICTIVE SERVICES UNIT

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COORDINATION CENTER

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

***Near record heat along with very low humidity through Thursday***

Strong high pressure over California will bring near record heat away from the San Joaquin Valley through Thursday, with mid 60s to mid 70s in the mountains and 80s to low 90s in the valleys. The ridge will weaken bringing around 5 degrees of cooling Friday. Minimum humidity will remain mainly in the single digits and teens away from the Central Valley and the coast through Friday. There will be local northeast to east winds of 10 to 20 mph across the mountains of San Diego County this morning, otherwise winds will be light and variable through Friday. A Pacific storm will bring near to below normal temperatures to the region Saturday through early next week. This storm will bring showers from a Monterey/Fresno County line northward starting Saturday morning and move across the rest of Central California by Sunday morning. Showers are not expected to move inland across Southern California until Monday night. At this time, showers are expected to end across the entire region by Tuesday night. Significant precipitation is still expected with this storm; however the heaviest precipitation keeps getting delayed with each computer model run. There will be strong southerly winds over the mountain ridges prior to the center of the storm making landfall Saturday through Monday. END/Shameson

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