After a period of cool weather last week, hotter-than-normal weather has returned to Southern California through Thursday.
Offshore flow and high pressure at the surface and aloft will bring well-above-normal temperatures through Thursday. Normal high temperatures are in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Through Thursday, expect high temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees above normal inland from the coast through the valleys.
Wednesday and Thursday will be the hottest when the offshore flow is strongest. Highs will range from the upper 80s and low 90s along the coastal plain, including downtown, to the high 90s in the valleys.
Some record high temperatures will be challenged Thursday.
It is likely to cool down noticeably Friday and over the weekend.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
Another storm in a seemingly endless parade threatens to bring severe weather, snow and flooding from Texas to Maine.
The luck of the Irish is needed for performers on Saint Patrick's Day, in order to combat the effects of possible wintry weather.
An ongoing severe drought has led to unhealthy air quality in Malaysia, but some rainfall is in the forecast.
Snow and wind causing dangerous travel and power outages has put some cities into the record books this winter.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into the new week for the Washington, D.C., area.
Mid-Atlantic/ East Coast (1936)
Very strong winds: Kokee, Kauai 60 mph Makahuena, Kauai 55 mph Kahuku, Oahu 52 mph Upelu Point, Hawaii 50 mph
Omaha, NE (1923)
16.4" of snow.