Summer isn’t over yet, and Mother Nature will prove it this week as a warming trend that could last until the weekend moves into the area.
National Weather Service forecasters said the heat is the result of a “large upper-level ridge building over the Four Corners region,” and the system will “bring a warming trend and above-normal temperatures this week, along with a shrinking marine layer.”
“Above-normal temperatures may persist into next weekend,” forecasters said.
The area will also see a slight chance of thunderstorms, primarily in inland areas in the northeastern reaches of Los Angeles County. Some gusty winds are also possible, along with rising humidity inland.
“Thursday and Friday should be the hottest of the week, with the ridge shifting into Arizona and weak offshore flow forming inland,” forecasters said. “Areas away from the coast will generally see temperatures between 95 and 103 with humidities between 12 and 25 percent.
Temperatures are expected to be around 80 at the beaches Tuesday, into the 90s inland and the triple digits in the valleys and mountains.
— Wire reports