Your SoCal weather report for Thursday, November 9: Gusty winds and warmer temperatures
Today’s weather will be warm, windy and dry with Santa Anse continuing to blow, but the good news is that those winds will subside this afternoon.
- Today’s weather: Sunny day
- Beaches: The seventies and eighties
- Mountains: The sixties and seventies / 63-81
- Interior: The seventies
- Warnings and instructions: Red flag warning, wind warning
Highs today along the coast will be in the 70s, reaching 81 in Long Beach and Newport Beach. In downtown Los Angeles, the average will reach 82 degrees.
High temperatures in the valleys will rise a few degrees — 82 in San Fernando and San Gabriel Valley, highs of 70 degrees in Santa Clarita and highs of 67 in Antelope Valley.
Interior, Riverside and San Bernardino counties will be a few degrees warmer today with an average of 77 degrees – and up to 80 degrees in inland Orange County.
The high desert will see an average of 63 degrees, while low desert temperatures will slowly rise to 81.
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 still warning customers that they could face a preemptive power outage today if Santa Ana winds worsen and the risk of wildfires increases as a result.
That means 5 million customers could 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 1982, seven tornadoes struck the Los Angeles Basin in a six-hour period.
Things to do
It’s Friday eve! How about a night out with the stars?
- Astra Lumina: An Enchanted Night Stroll Among the Stars: Instead of reaching for the stars, let the stars descend to you through projectors, lighting and music. The Queens Botanical Garden is transformed into an immersive, outdoor, multimedia world where guests are guided down a lighted path with a photo booth, gift shop, and food and beverage options available for purchase at the end of the experience.
Check out our full list of things to do this week.
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