Grab a sweater and enjoy Monday’s cooler temperatures because another heat wave is headed to the Southland later in the week.
The National Weather Service forecast for Los Angeles and vicinity on Monday calls for partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Monday night it will be partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
The forecast for Tuesday calls for partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to around 80.
But the warming trend will really kick in by later in the week as temperatures in downtown Los Angeles and other inland areas are expected to be in the low-90s by Friday, mid-90s in the valleys and even the mid-80s at local beaches.
In Coastal Orange County the forecast for Monday calls partly cloudy skies. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 74. Light winds. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent.
Monday night it will be partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening. Lows 58 to 63. Light winds. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.
Tuesday it will be partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80.
The ultraviolet index level in the Los Angeles area for Monday is a moderate 6, according to the weather service.A moderate exposure level of 5-6 indicates that a person with a fair complexion could be safe from sun burn for 10-12 minutes, unless protected.
Here are the latest temperatures and conditions around Southern California: