Photo by Justin Rudd via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Justin Rudd via Wikimedia Commons

After a chilly week, this week’s temperatures in some Southland communities are going to feel downright toasty starting Monday, even though temperatures won’t be dramatically higher than normal, forecasters said.

A wind advisory was in force in the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County until 11 a.m. Monday morning. The NWS said winds of between 25 and 35 miles per hour with 50-mph gusts were buffeting mountain areas. The strongest winds were recorded around the Interstate 5 corridor.

The forecast as of Monday morning calls for temperatures in some areas to be in the high 60s and low to high 70s this week — 79 in San Gabriel on Thursday, for example — until Sunday, when they’ll fall back to the lower 60s amid a bout of rainfall.

The week’s warm temperatures are the result of a ridge of high pressure, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie, adding that the normal high temperature for this time of the year is 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

“After a chilly week, it will feel warm,” she said, noting that highs have been in the lower 60s.

As of early Monday morning, Monday’s highs under sunny skies are forecast to be 56 on Mount Wilson; 57 in Palmdale; 58 in Lancaster; 63 in San Clemente; 64 in Saugus; 65 in Avalon; 66 at LAX and in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach; 68 in Long Beach, Pasadena and Burbank; 69 in downtown L.A., Woodland Hills and San Gabriel; 70 in Fullerton, Anaheim and Irvine; 71 in Mission Viejo; and 72 in Yorba Linda.

Also as of early Monday morning, the forecast for Los Angeles called for sunny weather Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, partly cloudy skies Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and rain on Sunday, which Hoxsie said will be part of a cold weather system spawned by low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska. But not until mid-week will forecasters have a clear idea whether the system will generate light or heavy rainfall, she said.

—City News Service

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