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Spring Sizzler: High Temperatures Will Be About 20 Degrees Above Normal to Start the Week

What to Know

  • High temperatures will climb above 90 for some areas Monday
  • Expect a gradual cooldown as we enter Tuesday
  • Strong wind gusts are possible into Tuesday morning

Temperatures will spike to start the week, reaching the 90s and threatening to shatter record highs in some communities.

A wind advisory is scheduled to be in effect in the L.A. County portion of the Santa Gabriel Mountains, where gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are possible though the Interstate 5 corridor, but more wind advisories may have to be issued Monday. 

In a 30-hour period ending late Sunday night, wind gusts reached 67 mph in the San Gabriel Mountains, 45 mph in the Antelope Valley, 38 mph in the San Fernando Valley, 37 mph in the Santa Monica Mountains and 36 mph in the Santa Clarita Valley.

A high of 90 degrees is expected Monday in downtown Los Angeles, where the average for this time of the year is 72 degrees. Record highs are possible today in several communities, including Woodland Hills, Burbank and Long Beach.

The heat will continue Tuesday but diminish as winds die down.

Sunny skies were forecast in L.A. County today 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.

In Orange County, expect 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.

Copyright CNS - City News Service
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