Cooler temperatures — and maybe some showers — headed to SoCal this weekend
With no rain, we might actually have some good weather this weekend, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.
The weather service said on its weekly weather report released Tuesday that the county will see a high of around 80 degrees over the next two days and feel around 60 degrees Wednesday.
It gets a bit more interesting for the weekend. Friday will see highs in the 80s and 80s again, followed by a low in the 70s, and Saturday’s a high of around 86 degrees. That’s with a low expected in the mid-60s, and a temperature of 80 or above.
“The weekend forecast for Southern California is looking much like the week has started,” said Meteorologist Tom Gagnon.
What does “much like” mean?
“It’s hard to predict for this date because of the late start, but the weekend is looking like it could be quite a bit warmer than the week before,” he said. “The weekend forecast is looking similar to last week and this week.”
Rain is still expected this weekend.
“There is a 60 percent chance of showers for Saturday and Sunday,” said Gagnon.
So we’ll still need to worry about an afternoon thunderstorm.
And that includes a heat index above 100 degrees, which would be a record.
“The heat index is a measurement of the hottest temperature in a location throughout the day,” Gagnon explained. “It includes the highest temperature and the highest amount of temperature. So if it is 95 and you are having a party and it’s 95, that’s 100 and it’s a lot of fun. That’s the hottest thing that can happen in Southern California.”
There is also a 70 percent chance of a lightning strike and a 50 percent chance of a thunderstorm, which both increase the chances of another brush fire, which is a fire that ignites from a spark and travels quickly.
“That includes a fire where the spark sets the fire off,” Gagnon said.
We’ll see this weekend’s forecast and weather report in a few minutes.
This post was last updated at 2:40 a.m.
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