The stormy weather that brought heavy rains to the area, and even some scattered thunder, surprised parts of Southern California early Monday. But residents should not expect to be free from the heat that lasts so long.
A National Weather Service forecaster said he expects temperatures to rise as soon as Tuesday.
“Tomorrow, we’ll see warming in areas up to 5 degrees Fahrenheit,” Kurt Kaplan, a meteorologist at the Los Angeles NWS office, said in a forecast note on Monday.
Warming trends are the result of northerly airflows pushing cooling clouds and fog out of the region. Forecasts show that Tuesdays and Wednesdays generally mean sunny skies and rising temperatures.
“By sunset, the storm should be over,” writes Miguel Miller of the San Diego NWS office. “The upper cyclones involved in all this activity will rotate northward tonight and Tuesday to wipe out much of the humidity. Thunderstorms in the mountains and high deserts are unlikely to occur on Tuesday afternoon. “
At the beginning of Monday, the temperature in the area was cool due to the rain. It rained briefly in some parts of central Los Angeles, as well as in parts of Orange County and the Inland Empire.
According to the NWS, the Ontario region had nearly 0.5 inches of rain from Saturday to Sunday morning, making it one of the strongest torrential rains in the region as a whole. In downtown Fullerton and Los Angeles, it rained a little over a tenth of an inch. In most other areas, no rain was seen.
According to forecasters, rain was part of the monsoon weather pattern that normally appears in Southern California from July to September, but sudden precipitation was stronger than usual in mid-summer. Miller said the weather on Sundays and Mondays resembles the typical darkness of June.
“I think the ocean layer is June,” he writes. “Most of the coast, including the valleys of San Diego County, has not yet seen the sun today. This morning’s rain has literally provided a damper to the sun’s ability to evaporate low clouds today.”
The rain was strong enough that the NWS issued flash flood clocks to most of Southern California. Except for the coast, a large area of LA County was under flash flood surveillance, as was the case in most of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Expected high temperature on Tuesday, July 27:
Woodland Hills: 96 degrees
Pasadena: 91 degrees
Torrance: 79 degrees
Long beach: 76 degrees
Anaheim: 85 degrees
Newport Beach: 74 degrees
Ontario: 93 degrees
San Bernardino: 97 degrees
Redland: 95 degrees
Riverside: 94 degrees
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