A Pacific storm moving into SoCal today brought with it the end of a 12-day heat wave that broke both sweat and records, but it won’t last long, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The fast-moving system is expected to bring gusty winds strong enough to knock down trees and power lines, in addition to dropping temperatures, down to 64 degrees in Long Beach today with light rain, from a high of 88 degrees Tuesday and a record-breaking 89 degrees Monday.
Forecasted rainfall ranges from between a quarter inch to one inch, according to the NWS. However, sun is expected to return as soon as Friday.
“Temperatures will be near normal through tomorrow, then warm 15 to 20 degrees by Sunday and remain well above normal into the middle of next week at least,” read an NWS statement.
Winds will intensify tonight, with a wind advisory in effect in the San Gabriel mountains and Antelope Valley from 3:00PM to 10:00PM today.
“When driving, use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty crosswinds and be alert for downed trees and power lines as well as flying debris,'' warned an NWS statement, which also said there is a potential for power outages.
City News Service contributed to this report.