Warmer weather on tap for Southern California after weekend of storms
The hottest weather in Los Angeles County and Orange County since the mid-1960s will be on tap for Southern California as the region gets back to business on Monday.
According to the National Weather Service, the temperatures will likely be in the 90s in Pasadena, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego on Monday and peak in the upper 90s in San Diego, San Bernardino and Orange County on Tuesday.
But those in inland valleys like Riverside and San Bernardino may be lucky enough to enjoy the sunshine on Monday.
A ridge of high pressure is putting rain back on the East Coast after a weekend of rainstorms and flooding in the nation’s capital left at least four people dead and $10 million in damage. Forecast models show the main flow of rain will move through the East and Northeast this weekend.
The heaviest rains occurred on Saturday and Sunday in Washington and New York. At least nine were killed in Washington, two in New York and one in Pennsylvania.
A National Weather Service spokesman said Monday afternoon the flow of rain from Washington will continue into Monday and Tuesday.
“It looks like we will get a couple more inches of rain, just a drizzle. But it’s not over; we’re getting a lot more,” said meteorologist Phil Adami. “It’s going to be a nice, dry and sunny weekend.”
The National Weather Service said there could be isolated showers in Los Angeles County, but nothing that would be enough to cause flash flooding.
In Orange County, forecasters say the temperatures on Monday could be in the upper 70s and lower 80s along the coast, and in inland valleys the temperatures can be in the lower to upper 70s. On Tuesday, temperatures should climb above 90 in most places.
In a normal year, the area usually gets rain in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon. But Monday and Tuesday could be anything but normal with temperatures expected to range from 60 to 80 degrees.
Meteorologist Rick Dyer of the National Weather Service in Newport Beach said the last day of the week will often be sunny and warm, and typically is a bit cooler on Wednesday and Thursday.
But last weekend’s rains were one of the wettest days in Washington, D.C., for more than a century, Dyer said.
“It had a very unusual setup, it was one of the wettest days, the highest rainfall totals