8/26/14 Forecast

Hope everyone enjoyed the last few cool days in Southern California as an expected warm up begins tomorrow with a building ridge of high pressure dominates the weather until early next week. Today will still be on the ‘cooler’ side of things, but expect less clouds at the coasts for the coming days. Hurricane Marie¬†will provide some high surf, mostly for the South facing beaches, but other than that will not have a significant effect. After today, temperatures may reach triple digits inland (especially for Thursday). For now, highs in the 80’s (cooler at coasts), lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, and mostly clear skies.

8/22/14 Forecast

“Cooler” than normal temperatures are expected for Southern California as an upper level trough continues to dominate the weather. Tropical systems off the coast will impact the surf with local sets expected up to 9 feet, maybe even higher for Southern facing beaches (careful of rip currents) that will last though early next week. There will still be some low clouds for the coastal/near coastal areas for the night into morning hours. Early next week will see a warming trend as high pressure will build. For now, highs in the 80’s/70’s, lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, and mostly clear skies

8/18/14 Forecast

A trough of low pressure will bring cooler temperatures in Southern California for the week into Thursday where then some monsoonal moisture may bring some showers to the region as well as a thunderstorm or two for the mountains and deserts for the latter part of the week. The trough will also help to deepen the marine layer through the week to have some night into morning low clouds for the coastal/near coastal areas. There may also be some stronger wind gusts for the mountain pass areas as the trough approaches. For now, highs in the 80’s/upper 70’s (warmer inland), lows in the lower 60’s/upper 50’s, light winds for the most part, and mostly clear/partly cloudy skies.

8/11/14 Forecast

The Southwest Monsoon continues (from last night) to bring some isolated t-storms across many of SoCal’s mountains and deserts through tomorrow, otherwise expect about normal temperatures this week. The other main weather story is the patchy coastal low clouds for the night into morning hours. For now, highs in the 80’s (hotter inland, cooler at coasts), lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, and mostly clear/partly cloudy skies.

8/4/14 Forecast

The total rainfall for Southern California this weekend (http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=lox&afos=laxrrmlox).

The mountains received a pretty decent amount of rainfall (more than 4 in. at Mt. Baldy) and just about a tenth or so for everywhere else. The monsoonal moisture is now gone and we can expect much clearer skies and slightly below normal temperatures for this week for interior sections, until mid-week where a weak trough will build up the marine layer to allow for some more cloud coverage. For now, highs in the 80’s/upper 70’s, lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, and mostly clear/partly cloudy skies.

7/24/31 Forecast

High pressure continues to dominate the weather In Southern California bringing above normal temperatures (possible triple digits inland) and later this weekend the monsoonal moisture is back to provide some isolated showers and a chance for t-storms. Other than some night to morning low clouds for near coastal areas, there is not much weather-wise going on other than the heat for the next couple of days. Later this weekend, the moisture will provide showers (possible flash flooding) and some t-storms for the Southern California mountains and deserts (slightly possible elsewhere). For now, highs in the 90’s/upper 80’s, lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, and mostly clear/partly cloudy skies.

7/28/14 Forecast

Hope everyone enjoyed the weather last few days with some rare thunderstorms for the region and with what happened at Venice yesterday, always take the necessary precaution when there are thunderstorms in the area. When the Southwest Monsoon in present and you plan to go to the beach, make sure you are prepared for stray lightning (when thunder roars, go indoors)! Anyway, the monsoonal flow still continues to bring small chances of some isolated showers and stray t-storms to the region the next few days (flash flood watches/warnings for the mountains). Otherwise, temperatures will remain above normal thanks to a strong upper level high. For now, highs in the lower 90’s/80’s, lows in the 60’s, mostly light winds, and partly cloudy skies.