Following two consecutive months of record lows, the mercury is expected to spike several degrees above normal today and Tuesday, nearing or reaching triple digit temperatures in the Valley.
A high pressure system has moved into the region, and winds have shifted from west to east, driving away the clouds associated with the local weather phenomenon known as “June Gloom.” On top of that, humidity is low, bringing the first real fire weather conditions of the year in Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley.
Elsewhere across LA, expect temperatures in the mid to upper 80s and low 90s.
Temperatures started rising Saturday, and on Sunday, Burbank Airport matched a daily high temperature record last recorded in 1979 of 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Another day of high temperatures reaching the mid 90s to lower 100s today across Valleys and Antelope Valley. A Heat Advisory has been issued for the interior areas of San Luis Obispo County from 10 AM to 9 PM this evening. Paso Robles expected to reach 104 today. #CAwx #Hydrate pic.twitter.com/7jdVeqdKGY— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) June 10, 2019
Those aren’t crazy-high temperatures for Los Angeles, but the toastier weather will likely be welcomed by Angelenos amid an unusually chilly spring and in the wake of a rare wet winter.
The Bay Area, however, might see record heat, according to UCLA climate scientologist Daniel Swain. On Twitter, he says Southern California “should still be quite warm to hot—just not as likely to be record-breaking.”
Normal weather will return Wednesday, with highs forecasted mostly in the upper 70s in Central Los Angeles and low 80s in the Valley through Sunday.