Monsoon storm activity has diminished over the past 24 hours, along with monsoonal flow, resulting in clearer skies. I am tracking a few pop-up showers in the mountains and foothills, but activity will quiet down as we progress through the evening. With the lack of clouds this afternoon, some areas are trending up to 15 degrees warmer.
We'll stay hot and humid heading into the weekend and evenings will remain warm and muggy.
The break from mountain storm activity is short-lived, an abundance of monsoonal moisture filters in Sunday night. Peak activity for scattered thunderstorms in our mountains and deserts is expected Monday, lingering through Wednesday. Thunderstorms could produce hail, gusty winds and result in downpours leading to localized flooding.
Daytime highs are trending near average, but high humidity levels will contribute to tropical-like conditions.
Most communities except for the beaches will start clear for your Saturday morning. The coastal marine layer builds this evening giving the western neighborhoods a partly cloudy start.