Welcome to another heat wave. Triple-digit temperatures on tap for Southern California, a day of highs in the mid 20s and low 40s across the region. The low is expected to be in the 40s overnight and the high in the lower 60s.
“It’s going to be very, very warm,” said meteorologist Dan Stuckman of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. “We’re predicting the highs will be in the mid 40s with the low in the 40s. And a lot of that heat is going to be coming out of the coast, including Oxnard, Oxnard Beach, Santa Ana, Santa Maria and Santa Ynez.
“We’re going to see a lot of high temps with daytime highs in the mid-60s. Some of that is going to be inland, some of that is going to be coastal and some, if we get into the upper 40s, we’ll see overnight lows in the 40s. It’s going to be very warm for the rest of the week.
“We’ll see a little bit of rain, we’ll see a little bit of precipitation, but most of the rain will be during the night, and we’re talking about a 1-in-10 chance of rain.”
The weather also brings back memories of the last time the region saw triple digits- and a heat wave that was even more pronounced, with high temperatures in the 80s and 90s in Los Angeles and San Diego.
The last time the region saw triple digit days was in August 1996.
This week is forecast to have slightly more precipitation than the typical summer month of July. The weather service predicts between 0.2 and 1.3 inches of rain.
“That’s typical for this time of year,” Stuckman said. “We’re expecting up to a half inch of rain.”
But heat is often what brings out rain.
“We’re also expecting a bit of thunderstorms starting Sunday,” Stuckman said. “There is a little bit of a threat of thunderstorms Saturday due to the warm, moist air coming back into that area…. It’s going to be a lot