Great day with cool weather expected to continue into Wednesday.
The cool refreshing air will last for another day, before the air mass changes and we go back to easterly winds. Wednesday will start out with clouds from the coast to the valleys, before turning sunny and drier by the end of the day as Santa Ana winds begin.
Dry conditions with gusty Santa Ana winds will increase fire danger on Thursday. We won't see many clouds as the atmosphere dries out. Northeast and easterly winds of 15 to 30mph will be possible with humidity dropping between 5 to 20%, most noticeable in the foothills and mountains. The winds will weaken on Friday.
Santa Ana winds will also bring warmer weather, starting on Thursday with temperatures back to near normal. Friday into the weekend will be hotter with temperatures averaging about 5 to 7 degrees above normal. Summery conditions will return in time for the weekend, with 80s at the coast and mountains, 90s inland and near 100 in the deserts.
Cooling begins early next week with temperatures dropping back near average on Tuesday, as a storm moves into the area. Expect to see more clouds as temperatures drop next week.
With Santa Ana conditions in the forecast, now is a good time to ensure you have defensible space around your home, go over your evacuation plan with your family, and ensure your emergency kit is ready to go.
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