SoCal weekend weather report: Rising waves, high temperatures

We’re headed into a hot weekend, with triple digits forecast for the Coachella Valley and highs in the 90s for other valleys.

quick Facts

    • Weekend weather: It will get hotter on Saturday with it expected to start cooling off late Sunday
    • Beaches: The seventies
    • Mountains/deserts: 80s/90s-100+
    • Interior: 90s to low 100s
    • Warnings and instructions: High waves warning

Although you may be tempted to head to the beach, the National Weather Service is urging people to stay out of the water — or at least swim close to lifeguards — as high waves and dangerous surf batter the beaches due to a hurricane stirring things up in Baja. California.

High temperatures this afternoon will be in the mid-70s on the beaches, and in the 80s in the coastal valleys.

Furthermore, highs inland will be in the 90s to low 70s for the valleys, including the Riverside and San Bernardino areas. The weather will get warmer the further you head inland, with high temperatures of 110 degrees Celsius or more in the forecast.

The warmest days are expected to be Saturday and Sunday, so we should expect the cooling to begin later Sunday and continue into next week. The National Weather Service says these low temperatures will come from a “cloudy, rainy, and unstable weather pattern” driven by moisture.
Streaming from what should then be Tropical Storm Jova as it moves over the area.

Another tropical storm?


Effects of Cyclone Jova

Hurricane Jova is moving northwest from the southern tip of Baja California.

Although the hurricane is not expected to reach Southern California, it will bring southerly swells to our shores — meaning dangerous rip currents and breaking waves up to 8 feet high.

There is also a possibility of minor coastal flooding, but meteorologists are keeping an eye on when that could happen.

Stay safe from the tides

National Weather Service safety tips on how to get out of a rip current safely.

(Courtesy National Weather Service)

Meteorologist David Sweet of the National Weather Service offers these tips for anyone who decides to go swimming.

“The main thing is not to swim against strong currents because that will tire you out,” he said. “It’s best to swim parallel to shore until you’re out of the rip current. Then try swimming back to shore again.”

Sweet also said it’s important if you go out swimming that you stay near the shore and close to the lifeguard station.

Here are some signs of a rip tide from the National Weather Service:

  • A narrow gap of dark, seemingly calmer water between areas of breaking waves and white water
  • A channel of undulating and undulating water
  • Difference in water color
  • A line of foam, seaweed, or debris moving seaward

About those tips

There is a high surf advisory for south-facing beaches in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange County beaches that began at 5 p.m. Friday.

For Ventura and Los Angeles County beaches, this advisory is in effect until Monday at 5 p.m. For Orange County, the advisory expires Sunday at 10 p.m

This day in history

In 1976, record rains from Tropical Storm Kathleen began falling on September 9 in the Coachella Valley and did not stop until September 12. Six people were killed when they were buried in sand in Ocotillo.

Things to do

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered:

Saturday, 12 – 6 pm

  • Biennial Print Summit and East Side Print Expo: The Self Help Graphics & Art Summit and Print Expo builds bridges between major printmakers, emerging and established artists, and young people interested in printmaking. The day features print demonstrations, workshops, and works by local artists. Participating artists include Ernesto Vasquez, Cali Arte, Daniel Gonzalez, Cielo y Tierra Collective, Huachumalotus, Xicana Tiahui, Other Books LA, and Martha Carillo.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

  • Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival in East Los Angeles: The show returns for its 77th year to East LA with Live with Kelly and Mark co-host Mark Consuelos as the Grand Marshal. The big festival fun continues with live music, cultural entertainment, attractions, and food on Mednik Street, between East César E. Chávez Street and First St.

Check out our full list of things to do this weekend.

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