A big warm up is expected as high pressure builds over the Great Basin region of the Western U.S. As the air rotates around the big high, it becomes an offshore wind for much of Southern and part of Central California...also known as a Santa Ana wind! The winds will hopefully not be too strong as that could spell very critical fire fighting conditions. However, with or without a strong wind event, the heat will be very front and center in weather story for the next several days!
For tonight, look for mostly clear skies with the exception of some light and patchy fog along the coast. Overnight lows will be in the 50's for most areas.
For Wednesday, look for quick clearing of any marine layer fog and another mild to warm day as plenty of sunshine basks the region. highs will range from the 70's near the coast, to the 80's farther inland.
Looking ahead, as the Santa Ana flow strengthens through Thursday and in to Friday, temperatures will likely jump pretty noticeably...highs will be about 15 to 25 degrees above normal! In other words, expect highs to be in the 80's and 90's...maybe, we will even see a one hundred degree reading or two! Saturday appears to be the peak heat day and then a slow cool down is expected by Sunday and then more so by early next week.