A three-day heat wave started today in the Southland amid strong winds.
Downtown L.A. is forecast by the National Weather Service to reach highs of 78 degrees Fahrenheit today, 86 Friday and 84 Saturday. The normal downtown high at this time of the year is 73, said NWS meteorologist David Sweet.
Woodland Hills to Reach 84 Degrees Today, Hotter Over Weekend
Woodland Hills, which promises to be L.A. County’s warmest community
this week, will reach a high of 84 today and 93 Friday and Saturday, with all
three forecasts eclipsing the normal of 74.
At the same time, strong winds will buffet the region, especially in the
San Gabriel Mountains, where a wind advisory was ordered to be in effect
until 9 a.m. Forecast for the San Gabriels are northwest winds of between 20
and 30 miles per hour, gusting to 50 mph, with forecasters saying the wind will
be strongest through the Interstate 5 Corridor. Somewhat tamer winds are
expected in the rest of the county.
The NWS forecast sunny skies today and highs of 66 on Mount Wilson; 71
at LAX and Avalon; 75 in Lancaster; 77 in Palmdale; 78 in Downtown L.A. and
Long Beach; 79 in Burbank; 80 in San Gabriel and Saugus; 82 in Pasadena and 84
in Woodland Hills.
Sunny skies were also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 66
in Laguna Beach; 67 in San Clemente; 68 in Newport Beach; 76 in Irvine and
Mission Viejo; 79 in Anaheim; 81 in Fullerton; and 82 in Yorba Linda.
Temperatures will climb by as much as 11 degrees Friday and remain
roughly the same on Saturday amid continuing strong winds. Like in Woodland
Hills Yorba Linda will reach the low 90s Friday and Saturday.