Santa Ana winds peaked Friday morning, the winds will continue to weaken but fire danger remains high on Saturday due to dry conditions, hot temperatures, and gusty winds.
Temperatures will trend 5 to 10 degrees above average for most west of the mountains through Saturday, before the latest ridge of high pressure across the west begins shifting east.
Santa Ana winds will weaken tonight but elevated fire danger will be a concern through Saturday. Easterly winds of 25 to 40mph in the foothills and mountains. Relative humidity levels will stay low between 5 and 15%.
A trough over the west on Sunday will bring cooler weather, clouds, and even the chance for drizzle. Temperatures will drop about 5 to 10 degrees on Sunday, bringing daytime highs to the 60s and 70s around the county. The deserts will go back down to the 80s by early next week.
As the marine layers settles in, we will see stronger onshore winds, patchy low clouds Saturday night, and a touch of drizzle Monday and Tuesday early morning.
Temperatures will trend cooler next week but improving and returning to near normal on Thursday and Friday.
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