Temperatures are anticipated to hit triple digits in some areas of Southern California this week as a warmth wave envelops the area — simply in time for Labor Day weekend.
Temperatures are forecast to be an oppressive 10 to fifteen levels above common beginning Wednesday and lasting by way of Sept. 5, in accordance with Mike Wofford, a meteorologist with the Nationwide Climate Service in Oxnard.
The mercury is anticipated to hit the mid-90s in downtown L.A., and vary from 100 to 110 levels within the San Fernando and Antelope valleys throughout this era. On the identical time, humidity ranges are anticipated to drop considerably, rising the danger of fireplace hazard.
“That is our hottest time of 12 months,” Wofford mentioned. “Once we get massive warmth waves, that is very sometimes once we would see them.”
Sunday was a cooler-than-normal August day within the Southland, with temperatures ranging within the mid- to excessive 70s. However the temporary reprieve from the warmth is prone to be damaged by a powerful high-pressure system shifting into the Southwest early this week.
“We even have a a lot weaker on-shore move,” Wofford mentioned, “which usually brings us a cool sea breeze.”