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.

7/24/14 Forecast

High pressure continues to dominate the weather resulting in above normal temperatures for the coming week in Southern California. There may be some cooling at the coasts with a small sea-breeze and increased marine layer with clouds for some low clouds at night into morning hours but interior valleys and deserts continue to get triple digit heat. Also, some monsoon moisture may bring a very small chance of t-storms for some mountains and desert areas this weekend. Highs in the lower 90s/upper 80s (triple digit inland), lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, and mostly clear/partly cloudy skies.

7/17/14 Forecast

Although the monsoonal moisture might be gone, a weak upper level low off the coast of California will lead to onshore flow to bring cooler temperatures as well as increased clouds for the night into morning hours into the early part of the weekend. Most of the clouds should ‘burn off’ by 11 am this morning but could linger a bit longer at the coasts. This weekend will see a warming trend begin as an expanding high starts to dominate our weather to warm things through early next week bringing back triple digit heat to some interior areas. For now, highs in the lower 80’s/70’s, lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, and partly cloudy skies.

7/14/14 Forecast

Southwest Monsoonal moisture will bring in some isolated thunderstorms to some parts of Southern California. Although it will be mostly refined to the mountains and deserts for the majority, valleys and coasts may see some rain with really only a small chance of a thunderstorm. I just expect some isolated showers for these locations as times (notably today and into early tomorrow). This type of pattern will last until Wednesday when a overpowering upper level ridge weakens thunderstorm development as well as raise maximum temperatures for the day. For now, highs in the 80’s/70’s, lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, and mostly cloudy skies with some scattered showers (heavier rainfall in the mountains).

7/10/14 Forecast

Cooler than normal temperatures until Friday for Southern California as the high pressure moves out of the region. This also means a return of clouds for the coasts (and near coasts) in the late night to morning hours. Don’t worry, it’s not very long-lasting as the high pressure will expand to increase temperatures once again as well as return the monsoonal moisture to maybe leave another small chance of thunderstorms for some mountains/deserts. For now, highs in the 70’s (hotter inland and warm up this weekend), lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, partly cloudy skies (more cloudy late night/morning, more clear during the day).

7/7/14 Forecast

Some more monsoonal flow will continue for some thunderstorm development for some Southern California mountains, otherwise hot temperatures for the first part of the week. High pressure dominates keeping things warm for much of the region until Wednesday/Thursday the high pressure weakens and more normal/maybe slightly cooler weather for the latter part of the week. Additionally the marine layer for the coast will being in some low clouds for the late night into early morning hours. For now, highs in the 90’s/80’s (hotter inland, cooler at coasts), lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, and mostly clear/partly cloudy skies.

7/4/14 Forecast

High pressure over the west will dominate the weather to keep inland temperatures hot, but the coastal areas fairly mild with low clouds for the night into morning hours. Weatherwise, 4th of July should be nice for pool and BBQ’s and there should be no more than partly cloudy skies tonight for fireworks, though the timing of the low clouds for the coasts might be a problem (I think it will be okay). Another main story is that the Southwest Monsoon is going to be affecting some portions of our area (notably the LA mountains and Antelope Valley) to lead to a thunderstorm or two for the afternoons and evenings this weekend. Not much rain with these, but strong gusts and it might be possible to see ‘dry’ lighting if you are looking in that general direction. For now, highs in the lower 90’s/80’s, lows in the 60’s, light winds for the most part, and mostly clear/partly cloudy skies. Happy 4th all, ‘Murica!