Temperatures around 100 degrees were reported Thursday in some valley and desert locations, but today’s highs are expected to be a bit lower as things cool off for the weekend. The NWS said there might be an isolated thunderstorm today over the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, but estimated the chance of any further thunderstorms to be less than 15 percent.
Temperatures over the weekend are expected to cool off between 2 and 7 degrees.
The National Weather Service forecast partly cloudy skies in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties today and highs of 74 in Big Bear with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms; 78 in Avalon; 79 in San Pedro and Torrance; 80 at LAX; 85 in Long Beach; 86 in Downtown L.A.; 87 on Mount Wilson; 91 in Rancho Cucamonga and Whittier; 92 in Ontario, San Gabriel, North Hollywood and Burbank; 94 in Pasadena, Van Nuys and West Covina; 95 in Redlands; 96 in San Bernardino and Woodland Hills; 97 in Northridge and Santa Clarita; and 98 in Palmdale and Lancaster. Temperatures will dip by up to 7 degrees in the San Gabriel valley Saturday and a little less in the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains at lower elevations, but then resume rising Sunday.
Sunny skies were forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 72 in Laguna Beach; 74 in San Clemente; 78 in Newport Beach; 86 in Mission Viejo; 87 in Fullerton and Irvine; 88 in Anaheim; and 91 in Yorba Linda.
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