A strong ridge of high pressure aloft and weak offshore flow will likely bring record heat to portions of Southwest California at times through Thanksgiving Day. Tuesday's highs will be much warmer than what we saw on Monday climbing several degrees and landing in the 80s with the only exception being the Central Coast beach cities which will be in the mid to high 70s. Mostly sunny skies will dominate the forecast the rest of the week, and temps will continue to climb tomorrow. Wednesday's temps will climb into the upper 80s to low 90s. There is a good chance temps can get warm enough that we could break local records in a number of cities.
Thanksgiving day will be another hot one with record heat still possible. On Thanksgiving day we are expecting widespread 80s and mostly sunny skies, with a house full of people and the ovens on most of the day, it could make for a very hot and somewhat uncomfortable holiday forecast if you don't have air conditioning.
The ridge will slowly break down heading into this weekend supporting a gradual cool down.
Additional cooling and locally gust northerly winds possible early next week as a weakening cold front pushes through the region.