CONTINUED SPRING-LIKE THROUGH FRIDAY
It was another beautiful day across all of California Wednesday. And, once again, records were dropping like crazy. Down in the Los Angeles area highs were generally about 90. Here in the south valley it was slightly cooler than yesterday with highs in the mid 70s. No high temperature daily records fell in Kern County on Wednesday. Skies were sunny, but there was a bit more haze thanks to the weaker easterly winds in the mountains. That was the primary cause of slightly cooler weather. No significant change is forecast through Friday.
A weak disturbance pushes through the northern part of the state on Saturday. We will see a few more clouds over the weekend with windy conditions Saturday in the mountains. No rain is foreseen. High pressure then rebuilds after the system passes through. By the beginning of next week sunshine and rising temperatures are forecast. A change in the persistent pleasant weather pattern is scheduled by the middle of next week. Just ahead of that change I expect temperatures to spike in the south valley. Mid 70s are slated for Monday, but near 80 is predicted for Tuesday.
Turning much cooler for Wednesday and Thursday as a region of semi-tropical moisture pulls up from the southwest. Clouds should increase and the daytime reading next Wednesday is expected to slip about 10 degrees from Tuesday. Finally, as a low pressure system arrives from the west, that moisture field should yield showers for central and southern California. Some models are indicating up to half an inch of rain, although it is too early to be certain.
One good thing to note is that the first half of February monster ridge of high pressure will break down allowing a return to El Nino weather systems for the second half of this month.
Chief Meteorologist MILES MUZIO, February 10, 2016, 6:22 pm
Today's Record Temperatures