It’s the last weekend of winter, and it’s going to be a warm one. Record-breaking temperatures are expected throughout SoCal this weekend.
"Temperatures will climb 15 to 20 degrees above normal and will approach record levels in some coastal and valley areas on Sunday," said NBC4 meteorologist Crystal Egger.
A large area of high pressure is coming in from the west, and as that strengthens and builds across the Southland, temperatures will heat up, according to Egger.
Friday is expected to reach a high of 75 degrees downtown, which is 5 degrees above average. As the weekend begins, temperatures will rise.
Early Saturday morning, a few clouds will initially roll in with a weak marine layer, but those will burn off, Egger said. A high of 82 degrees is expected on Saturday, and temperatures are expected to peak on Sunday, with a high near 87 degrees in downtown LA.
NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman expects that the LA coastal areas could reach up to 81 degrees, right at the water.
Angelenos should enjoy the warm weather while it lasts, though. A cooling trend is expected to begin Monday.