It will be unseasonably warm to kick off the week in the Los Angeles area.
Highs will be near or above 80 degrees though Saturday. For the first half of the week, abundant sunshine will accompany the warm temperatures, which are more typical of mid-summer than late spring.
As a result of the ample sun, the UV index will be at 9, which indicates very high risk. Sunscreen should be applied before spending any times out doors. Drinking plenty of water will also be crucial for staving off dehydration.
Lows during the overnights drop down into the lower 60s. Cloudiness will be more prevalent overnight and in the mornings, especially near the coast, until the sun burns clouds away as the days progress.
By midweek, daytime cloudiness will be a bit more prevalent. Even with increased cloud coverage, however, the UV index will still be high, and precautions will need to be taken.
Extreme to exceptional drought continues holding a firm grasp on most of the state. Without any precipitation in the coming days, fire dangers will remain high.
Wildfires continue to burn in San Bernardino and Mendocino national forests.
The tropics may become active this weekend and into early next week.
Volcanic ash was sent 19,812 meters (65,000 feet) into the air as a result of the eruption, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported in an volcanic ash advisory.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms has expanded to parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
The Northwest is dealing with yet another record-challenging heat wave to close out July. While relief will come next week, this heat wave will not be the last of the summer.
A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
Mansfield, OH (1992)
13.23" of rain in July -- wettest month on record.
Moline, IL (1992)
11.40" of rain -- wettest July on record.
La Crosse, WI (1992)
August temperature only 68.0 degrees for month; coolest since July 1891.