Megan's Forecast: Pleasant final days of summer

Dry & breezy leading to elevated fire danger

We're in the final days of summer with seasonable weather to end the season.

Expect highs in the mid-70's at the coast, mid to upper 80's inland, 80's in the mountains and near 100 in the deserts. Morning clouds and patchy fog will give way to sunny skies by mid-morning.

Fire danger will remain elevated today as gusty winds pick up and relative humidity remains low. The worst conditions will be in the mountains and deserts where gusts could reach 30 mph. It'll be breezy along the coast and in the valleys with winds of 10 to 20 mph at times.

Conditions improve starting Thursday as monsoon moisture surges west ushering in higher humidity in the mountains and deserts, enough to take us out of the fire danger zone. Clouds will develop over the mountains and deserts to end the week, but no showers or thunderstorms are expected.

Temperatures go up slightly over the weekend, we are talking a few degrees higher from Friday to the first day of fall. The Fall Equinox happens at 6:54pm on Saturday.

Wednesday's Highs

Coast: 72-79° 

Inland: 82-90° 

Mountains: 78-93° 

Deserts: 100-105°

We're entering Santa Ana season, so now is the time to prepare for a wildfire:

Tips to make a fire plan:  Have a family meeting. Figure out where you will go and who you need to contact. Organize important documents and have them ready to go, also remember to take all medications for your family and your pets. We hope you are never under those circumstances, but being ready will help you evacuate and keep your family together.

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