After a period of cool weather last week, hot weather has returned to Southern California for the next few days.
Offshore flow and high pressure at the surface and aloft will bring well-above-normal temperatures through Thursday. Normal high temperatures are in the 70s and lower 80s. Today through Thursday, expect high temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees above normal inland from the coast through the valleys.
The hottest days should be Wednesday and Thursday when the offshore flow is strongest. Highs will from the middle 80s just inland from the beaches to well into the 90s in the hottest valleys. Some record high temperatures will be challenged.
It is likely to cool down noticeably Friday and over the weekend.
Gusty thunderstorms will target the northeastern United States on Monday, but will fail to sweep away the heat wave baking the region.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Downpours will spread from the lower Mississippi Valley to eastern and central Texas early this week, delivering needed rain but raising the concern for flash flooding.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States early this week.
Much of Germany will get a shower or thunderstorm during the midweek as unsettled weather continues.
Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.
Sandusky, OH (1995)
3.22" of rain in less than 2 hours. Many roads were flooded.
Rowan, NC (1996)
4" of rain in 45 minutes.
Southern California (1996)
7-10 foot swells on the beaches from a powerful storm south of Tahiti. Life guards had to make more than 500 rescues due to the rough surf.