A warming trend will get underway in the Southland Monday, producing highs in the 80s later this week, forecasters said.
Temperatures, which were in the 50s and low 60s Sunday, will reach the mid 60s in some communities Monday, the lower 70s Tuesday, the low 80s Wednesday, a few degrees higher on Thursday, more highs in the low 80s on Friday, and highs in the mid 70s Saturday and Sunday, according to a National Weather Service 7-day forecast.
Temperatures will be 3-6 degrees below normal Monday but 10-15 degrees above normal on Thursday, said NWS Meteorologist Andrew Rorke. He said the warming trend will result from high pressure aloft, offshore winds and bright sunshine.
The NWS forecast sunny skies Monday and highs of 45 degrees Fahrenheit on Mount Wilson; 54 in Avalon; 55 in Lancaster; 57 in Palmdale; 59 in Saugus; 61 at LAX; 62 in Pasadena and San Gabriel; 63 in Long Beach, Woodland Hills and Burbank; and 64 in downtown L.A.
Sunny skies were also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 58 in Laguna Beach; 59 in San Clemente; 60 in Newport Beach; 61 in Mission Viejo; 63 in Irvine; 64 in Anaheim and Yorba Linda; and 65 in Fullerton.
Temperatures are forecast to rise sharply Tuesday — 12 degrees in Woodland Hills — by around 10 degrees on Wednesday, and by a few more degrees Thursday, which will be the hottest day of the week, with highs of 84 in Woodland Hills and in the low 80s in several other communities.
Steep temperature increases are also forecast in parts of Orange County, with a high of 85 in Yorba Linda Wednesday, climbing to 87 on Thursday.
—City News Service