Although the first day of fall is still a week away, some autumn weather has arrived early in the High Desert.
The month of September began with yet another extended heat wave, but the triple-digit temperatures have gradually cooled in recent days and the forecast for the coming week may have some reaching for their jackets once the sun goes down.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Brandt Maxwell told the Daily Press that a trough of low pressure blanketing the majority of the western United States is the culprit for the cooler weather, and it’s not going away any time soon.
“Temperatures will be below normal for the rest of this week and at least the first part of next week,” Maxwell said. “We should be staying below 90 in the High Desert next week, and highs may only reach the 70s some days.”
Maxwell said residents should expect mostly clear skies and breezy conditions over the next 10 days, but warned that Southern California may not have seen the last of the heat just yet.
“It could still get up to 100 toward the end of September, early October, but it’s too early to say right now,” Maxwell said.
The forecast for the next few days shows:
Friday: Sunny with a high near 82 degrees and south winds up of 10 to 15 mph. Nighttime low of 57.
Saturday: Sunny with a high of 86 and winds out of the west of 5 mph. Nighttime low around 58.
Sunday: Sunny with a high near 86, mostly clear skies in the evening with a low of 57.
Monday: Sunny with a high near 85 and breezy nighttime conditions with a low around 56.
Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 77 and mostly clear skies in the evening, with a low near 51.
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