Cooldown Headed for Southern California

October 18, 2012; 4:44 AM
Share |

Hotter-than-normal weather has prevailed for the past few days. The heat peaked in the Los Angeles area Wednesday with widespread 90-degree temperatures, around 15 degrees above normal.

The offshore flow creating this heat will turn around quickly to onshore Thursday, then become increasingly strong through the weekend.

High temperatures Thursday will drop a 10 degrees from Wednesday's highs.

The coolest weather will be over the weekend, however. Morning marine clouds will extend far inland each morning before clearing to sunshine.

High temperatures will drop below normal with low to mid-70s for coastal cities and middle to upper 70s in the valleys.

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A

WeatherWhys®

This Day In Weather History

Simla, CO (1996)
4.5" diameter hail.

Mid-Atlantic Ocean (1788)
(22nd-24th) George Washington Hurricane; After causing ship disasters off SW Bermuda, the storm moved NW over Tidewater, NC and VA to pass right over George Washington's Mt. Vernon plantation. On July 24th, George Washington wrote in his diary: "About noon the wind suddenly shifted from NE to SW and blew the remaining part of the day violently from that quarter. The tide this time rose near higher than it was ever known to do, driving boats, etc. into fields, where no tide had ever been heard of before, and most, it is apprehended, having done infinite damage on their wharves at Alexandria, Norfolk, Baltimore, etc. At home all day."

Canton, IL (1975)
A tornado ripped through a 3-block section of downtown, killing 2 people, injuring 75 and creating $5 million damage. A 15-foot wooden plank was driven through an auto engine block, splitting the front of the car in two. The woman driving was not injured. National Guardsmen were called in to prevent looting.