AN END IS IN SIGHT!
For the past nine days we have been feeling the triples, but by Tuesday we may finally break Heat Wave #1! We will be watching an area of low pressure, which is now positioned off the coast of Northern California will move onshore by tomorrow and by Tuesday, we will drop it back down in the mid 90s! The mountain will see temperatures back into the mi 80s; Kern Valley into the low 90s and Deserts in the Upper 90s. This system will continue to track its way east throughout the beginning of the week and that will allow temperatures to cool down slightly into Wednesday.
Winds will pick up tomorrow afternoon as this low moves onshore, so a moderate to high fire danger will be in place for the west ends of the South Valley, Mountains and Kern River Valley, as well as a extreme fire danger for our deserts with gusts picking up to 40 mph. We will be keeping an eye on the Placerita Fire burning south of Santa Clarita near Highway 14. Right now, it's at 50% containment, but high winds tomorrow with warm temperatures will make it difficult for firefighters to battle that blaze. Highway 14 and the 5 are both open, but keep in mind slowing in both directions.
As we make our way into the beginning of July, temperatures will gradually start to warm again as high pressure starts to work its way into our forecast area, so by Fourth of July we could see another Heat Wave. This second Heat Wave is not looking as extreme as this past Heat Wave where we cracked three records. Keep in mind, that although we will see "cooler" weather, it will still be above average for this time of year, so make sure you are still respecting the heat!
Weathercaster KAHTIA HALL - 6:57 PM June 25, 2017
Today's Record Temperatures