Welp, you can put those sweatshirts you pulled down from the closet right back up there, because L.A.’s brief brush with cool fall weather is about to be over with.
After several days of atypically cool temperatures that almost tricked us into believing L.A. autumn isn’t just a hot, hellish extension of summer, the mercury is expected to rise dramatically in the coming days.
According to the National Weather Service, “much warmer and drier” conditions are on the way, with temperatures expected to “climb 10 to 20 degrees” by Thursday. In inland areas, highs in the 80s and low 90s are forecast from Thursday through Saturday, while Palm Springs could come two degrees shy of hitting triple digits on Saturday.
Big changes are coming to #SoCal over the next 48 hours. Much warmer and drier. Expect temperatures to climb 10 to 20 degrees, and humidities to drop 25-50%. (corrected graphics from previous tweet) pic.twitter.com/5PIW67JeIk
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) September 28, 2021
The higher temps are expected to be accompanied by dryer conditions and winds, which means increased wildfire risk in the region.
“The low humidities that will accompany the winds and the warm temperatures will give us at least elevated fire weather conditions,” David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Oxnard station, told the Los Angeles Times, adding that there’s potential for conditions to briefly reach “critical.” He expects the risk for fires to be highest on Thursday.
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