Warm weather and some windy conditions are expected across Southern California on Thursday. NBC4 meteorologist Elita Loresca has the forecast for Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Warm weather was predicted to sweep across the Southland Thursday, bringing clear skies and high temperatures through the end of the week.
Coastal and metro areas were expected to have temperatures in the low-80s.
In the valleys, temperatures were predicted to reach the mid-80s and rise into the 90s by Saturday.
“The valleys will keep those 80s going through next week, so a good stretch of above normal temperatures,” NBC4 meteorologist Elita Loreseca said.
As temperatures rise Thursday, Santa Ana winds were expected to create gusty weather in the early morning and taper off by Thursday evening. The National Weather Service issued wind advisories for much of the region.
Mountain communities could experience winds measuring between 50 and 55 mph, as 30 to 35 mph winds could sweep the coastline.
Music lovers heading to the Coachella music festival this weekend can expect daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 90s with plenty of sunshine.