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Drop in Local Temps Expected Today

Rain could hit area Sunday according to National Weather Service

Published on Friday, February 28, 2020 | 1:00 am

Temperatures are expected to begin decreasing today after reaching record highs earlier in the week and a storm could bring rain to the area on Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to remain in the mid 80s today, but will decrease by about three to four degrees.

Saturday should be great weather as temps fall into the 70s and then fall another 10 degrees on Sunday.

“It will be much cooler Saturday as onshore flow returns,” replacing the strong offshore winds the region has been experiencing.,” said the National Weather Service (NWS) in a statement on Thursday. “There will be further cooling with a chance of showers Sunday into Monday as low pressure moves into the area. Dry and slightly warmer weather is expected for Tuesday.”

The week’s above-average temperatures resulted from a ridge of high pressure aloft combined with Santa Ana winds, which are now coming to an end.

On Thursday, local temps reached record level when they climbed to the high 80s.

“Warm temperatures during Southland winters are not unheard of,” said NWS meteorologist Dave Bruno. “Although how quickly the weather will turn is a little unusual.”

Sunday temps will be 24 degrees lower than Thursdays.

The impending storm is now in the gulf of Alaska, Bruno said. It will make its way to southwestern Canada Friday night, then drop down the coast, striking the Southland Sunday.


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