This report last updated
Monday, October 05, 2015 07:16 AM
Beautiful weather on Sunday as the upper low which made a mess of things, along with downed tress and power outages on "The Ridge" has dropped south into Southern California. The damaging winds began decreasing Sunday afternoon, becoming light by Sunday night. This location had an 18 mph wind gust on Saturday night, but areas that were in open terrain and near the tree-tops likely saw winds double that. The high temperature on Sunday reached a delightful 80°, after a morning low of 61°. There was a peak wind gust of 13 mph at this location Sunday morning.
This morning is seeing mostly clear skies and cooler temperatures as the lack of winds are no longer creating compressional heating. Temperatures are currently running about 9° cooler than 24 hours ago due to lack of wind heating the atmosphere. The low temperature so far at this location has been 54°. There has only been a 3 mph wind gust at this site since midnight. The upper low is spinning over Southern California this morning, and any wrap-around precipitation is only making it as far north into Central California.
Today should see mostly sunny skies except for a few clouds at times, and slightly cooler temperatures due to the lack of wind caused compressional heating. The high temperature is predicted to reach about 77° this afternoon, and a low tonight near 57°. Winds this afternoon are expected to be out of the southwest at 5-8 mph, becoming light and variable tonight.
Tuesday into Friday should see the East Pacific high pressure ridge bring a gradual warming trend to the region. The upper low over Southern California looks as though is may drop a little south into Mexico and kind of meander over that area over the next week or better. It looks like the low will be a non-issue with our area as it stays well to our south. Not much of a warming on Tuesday, but should be a bit more noticeable on Wednesday. By Friday, the afternoon high temperature is predicted to reach the mid-80°s. Weather systems passing to our north will begin to break down the ridge of high pressure by this weekend and allow for a gradual cooling trend. The high temperature this Sunday is predicted to drop back to a high of 78°. Have a good Monday. Bob