IS A WARM CUP
Southern California Overview:
- Strong high pressure over the eastern Pacific and weak offshore flow for Wednesday and Thursday will bring dry weather with a warming trend through Friday with high temperatures for the coast and valleys warming to well above average. There will be periods of gusty east winds on Wednesday for the mountains and inland valleys with the stronger gusts to around 45 mph. For the weekend into early next week, high pressure aloft will begin to weaken and onshore flow return and strengthen. Cooling will begin to spread inland night and morning low clouds and fog will return to coastal areas around Sunday and Monday.
- Threat of scattered severe thunderstorms forecast across much of the Great Plains through this evening before confining into the Southern Plains on Wednesday. Heavy rain and scattered flash floods possible on Wednesday throughout the Southern Plains and parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Well above average and potentially record-breaking warmth continues across the Northeast and Lower Great Lakes into midweek.