Surprise! A shallow layer of sub-tropical moisture is over the area today bringing a tropical sky this morning, but this will pass over the day and allow for heating to happen in the inland areas once again. Sunday is the true ‘start’ to the brief secondary heatwave so read on for details.
Tropical moisture from the south has made it through the area overnight and this brief bit of it will move through by the evening hours. What it will do? Well it could bring some isolated pop-up showers into the Santa Barbara and Southern San Luis Obispo County area today … given we do have some mid-level instability available so I’ll go with that. Moisture profiles below 15,000 FT do not look impressive for other areas of the forecast area so I’m not rooting for much to happen over the upper elevations other than what was said above for those zones .. But we could squeeze out a thunderstorm near Gorman and over Mt. Pinos…
The heat is turning back up .. although not as strong as the previous inland heatwave. We’ll continue to see those inland valley 100s, low deserts at 115-120, Bakersfield zones 105-110 .. but remaining nice along the coast with 70s. Ramona looks to hit 99-100 on your Sunday.
After the middle part of thew week we’ll wan down temperatures considerably the 80s returning to the valley areas as the ridge breaks down, with temperatures even hovering to below 100F in Palm Springs for a brief period of time. So this heatwave is coming to an end soon. Early projections for your 4th of July seem to be around average temperatures for this time of year. . but no major heatwave is in my forecast.
Heat Tips …
- Drink plenty of water; even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a doctor before increasing liquid intake.
- Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
- Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
- Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.
- Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power during periods of extreme heat. Stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available.
- DO NOT WALK YOUR DOGS ON HOT SURFACES …