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.
Manhattanhenge occurs four times a year: twice in the summer during the setting sun and twice in the winter during the rising sun.
The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
Severe storms ripped across Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico, leaving destruction and death in their wake as the extended Memorial Day weekend came to a close.
A tornado struck a drilling rig in Canadian, Texas, Wednesday night and caused several injuries.
California is in the grips of a four-year drought, and conditions are worsening in Washington and Oregon.
Mount Shindake erupted for the second time in the last nine months on Friday, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
Yuma, AZ (1877)
Severe two-day sandstorm.
Area from Wallace to Kearney counties: a great hailstorm caused $6 million damage.
Ohio Valley (1982)
Severe thunderstorms: Tornado in Marion, IL killed 12, caused $100 million damage. Columbus, OH had a wind gust to 76 mph. Louisville, KY pelted by hail 2" in diameter.