Sunshine and warm days are returning to LA after a very wet and cold spring


After spending most of this unusually wet year in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California will return to its dry and sunny norm this weekend.

Temperatures in the San Fernando Valley are expected to range from 80 degrees to 90 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, while sea level beaches will keep the coast in the temperate 60-degree range to 70 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday. .

Although inland temperatures are slightly above normal for spring, the weather is normal for the Los Angeles Basin – a ridge of high pressure raises inland temperatures, and Pacific winds cool coastal peaks by about 20 degrees. .

A slight cooling trend is expected in Southern California later in the week, along with the possibility of thunderstorms in the foothills and mountains.

“Right now it’s going to be like summer for a pretty good stretch,” said Rose Schoenfeld, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. “The day will be warm and sunny. Looks like the season has changed. »

California’s Central Valley will be warmer than ever this weekend. Temperatures will be in the upper 90s and could top 100 in some places on Sunday and Monday.

The only significant sign of rain will be stealth – much of the heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada will melt and rivers, streams and reservoirs across the region will swell. The weather service has issued a flash flood warning for Tulare and Kings counties over the weekend due to overloaded reservoirs releasing water.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, indoor temperatures in cities such as Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin could also drop into the 90s this weekend.

The Pacific Northwest is set for its most unusual weather event in mid-May, with the region currently outpacing its southern neighbors in scorching heat. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s in Portland, Oregon on Saturday and Sunday. That surpasses the record temperature for this time on the calendar.

Los Angeles Times

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