Warmest December Day Coming to Los Angeles

By , Senior Meteorologist
December 16, 2013; 8:51 AM ET
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Los Angeles will experience its warmest day so far this December on Monday, while in the midst of a high fire danger.

An offshore flow will remain in place across Southern California through Monday, keeping away the cool air from the Pacific Ocean and the accompanying low-hanging clouds.

The air will remain warm with temperatures in Downtown Los Angeles soaring into the upper 70s on Sunday then approaching 85 F on Monday.

Monday is shaping up to be the city's warmest day so far this month. Dec. 1 currently holds that distinction with a high of 80 F.

The offshore flow has also kicked up Santa Ana winds, which will be weaker Monday morning than what was howling Sunday morning. Winds will generally gust to around 35 mph in the mountains.

The combination of the winds, warmth and extremely dry air has heightened the fire danger across Southern California.

Detailed Los Angeles Forecast
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Severe Weather Center: Wind-Related Advisories, Warnings

Another warm day will follow for Tuesday before progressively cooler air arrives Wednesday and Thursday. A shower will also return the latter day.


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