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Santa Ana Winds, High Pressure Send Southland Temperatures Soaring

Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 5:37 am
 

Summer will intrude into the Pasadena’s “winter today,” with warm Santa Ana winds sending temperatures into the eighties, at least 10 degrees above normal.

The remaining workweek is expected to be in the 80’s, with Thursday now predicted to top out at a sunny 85.

The area will also experience weak to moderate Santa Anas through

Thursday, with the strongest expected today and Wednesday, said National

Weather Service meteorologist Curt Kaplan.

A wind advisory will be in effect in the San Gabriel mountains from

7 a.m. today until 3 p.m. Wednesday, with northeast winds 20 to 30 miles per hour accompanied by gusts of up to 45 mph, according to the

NWS.

Affecting temperatures will be the Santa Anas and a ridge of high

pressure aloft, Kaplan said.

Kaplan also noted this has been a weak winter, with the region having

received only about 70 percent of the normal volume of rain.

Here are the day-by-day projections:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 49. East wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. North northeast wind around 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

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