SoCal weather report for Wednesday, November 8: Beware of fire weather
Another round of gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity is expected to impact much of Southern California today. This means it will be a few degrees warmer and drier (don’t forget your lip balm, sunscreen, and moisturizer).
- Today’s weather: Sunny day
- Beaches: The seventies
- Mountains: The sixties and seventies / 63-79
- Interior: The seventies
- Warnings and instructions: Fire weather watch, wind warning
Today will be a nice beach day with temperatures in the mid 70s and little to no wind activity along the coast. In downtown Los Angeles, the average will reach 78 degrees.
Highs in the valleys will rise a few degrees – 78 in San Fernando and San Gabriel Valley, but will remain in the low 70s in Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley.
Inland, Riverside and San Bernardino counties will be a few degrees warmer today with an average of 75 to 77 degrees in inland Orange County.
The high desert will see an average of 63 degrees, while low desert temperatures will drop to 79.
Lows tonight are in the 50s and 30s in the Antelope Valley and 40s in the mountains.
About those tips
The National Meteorology Directorate issued a weather bulletin for fires starting today at noon until Thursday at 6 pm in these areas:
- San Gabriel Mountains
- Santa Susana Mountains
- Santa Monica Mountains
- Santa Clarita Valley
- San Fernando Valley
- Agoura Hills and Calabasas
- Interstate 5 and Interstate 14 corridors.
A wind advisory has been issued for areas where a fire weather warning is in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday. Gusty winds will also impact the valleys and mountains of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, until 2 p.m. Thursday.
Wind speeds are expected to reach between 40 to 50 miles per hour, and the strongest winds will be felt on the mountains and slopes.
Southern California Edison is warning customers that they could face a safe preemptive power outage today if Santa Ana winds worsen and the risk of wildfires increases as a result.
That means five million customers could potentially lose power, across Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
To see if you might be affected, you can check here.
This day in history
On this day in 2022, an impressive 101 mph gust was recorded in Burns Canyon, which is located on the east side of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Things to do
Happy hump day! Go out for a night of laughter with this event
- “Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen”: Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal host this weekly variety show featuring comedy, music and the unexpected. This week’s lineup includes Emily Faye, Hodo Hersey, Aparna Nancherla, Matt O’Brien, Elektra Telesford and Xing Wang. Doors at 6pm Show 21+.
Check out our full list of things to do this week.
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