A busy Sunday afternoon in Manhattan Beach. Photo by John Schreiber.
A busy Sunday afternoon in Manhattan Beach. Photo by John Schreiber.

A mild Santa Ana wind event will move into the Southland beginning Thursday, bumping up temperatures to summer-like levels, and possibly breaking some records on Friday.

Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, told City News Service temperatures will be above normal into Saturday, with Thursday and Friday being the warmest.

She said there’s a “better chance of breaking some records on Friday, because the records are lower.”

The valleys are expected to see temperatures in the 90s, with 80s expected virtually everywhere else, including the beaches.

Although Santa Ana winds will drive up the temperatures, the winds are not expected to be particularly gusty. Bartling said winds will be “marginal” at best, staying generally below 35 mph.

The warm front is expected to break on Sunday.

“Sunday is going to be the coolest day, so you’ll be maybe in the 70s, a few probably low-80s in the valleys, and then kind of similar, maybe another degree warmer on Tuesday and Wednesday,” Bartling said.

She warned, however, that residents should take the normal precautions to guard against the heat over the next few days, including drinking plenty of water and not leaving children and pets in vehicles.

City News Service

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