Southland temperatures will spike Monday, reaching the 90s and threatening to reach record highs in some communities, amid high pressure aloft and Santa Ana winds, the National Weather Service said.
A wind advisory was in effect until 6 a.m. in the L.A. County portion of the Santa Gabriel Mountains, with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour surging in the Interstate 5 corridor, but more wind advisories may have to be issued Monday morning, said NWS meteorologist Curt Kaplan.
The NWS said that from around 7 p.m. Sunday through early this morning, strong wind gusts were recorded around the region, including 60 mph in the San Gabriel Mountains, 39 mph in the Santa Monica mountains, 38 mph in the Antelope Valley, 37 mph in the San Fernando Valley, 36 mph in the Santa Clarita Valley, and 25 mph in Beverly Hills.
A high of 90 degrees is expected Monday in downtown L.A., where the average for this time of the year is 72, according to the NWS. Kaplan said record highs are possible Monday in several communities, including Woodland Hills, Burbank and Long Beach.
The heat will continue Tuesday but diminish as Monday’s Santa Ana winds die down, according to the NWS.
Sunny skies were forecast in L.A. County Monday along with highs of 69 in Avalon; 76 on Mount Wilson; 80 at LAX; 84 in Palmdale and Lancaster; 88 in Saugus; 90 in Downtown L.A.; 91 in Long Beach; 92 in Pasadena and San Gabriel; 93 in Burbank; and 94 in Woodland Hills. Temperatures will drop by up to eight degrees Tuesday, except in the Antelope Valley, where they’ll go up by around four degrees.
The NWS forecast sunny skies in Orange County and highs of 75 in Newport Beach; 76 in San Clemente; 77 in Laguna Beach; 91 in Irvine; 92 in Anaheim and Mission Viejo; 93 in Yorba Linda; and 95 in Fullerton. Temperatures will be up to 10 degrees lower Tuesday and another few degrees lower Wednesday.