Temperatures are expected to rise in Southern California on Friday, but don’t put away those sweaters and blankets yet.
Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties will remain chilly at night and in the early mornings. But they won’t be as cold as Wednesday or Thursday, which saw low temperatures that tied or broke records.
In Los Angeles County, Lancaster broke a record on Thursday, Feb. 16, when the low temperature hit 18 degrees, according to Lisa Phillips, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The old record was 21 degrees set in 2006, she said.
San Jacinto in Riverside County on Wednesday, Feb. 15, tied a 1989 record when the mercury dipped to 31 degrees, according to Casey Oswant, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego. Information on any records for Orange County and the Inland Empire for early Feb. 16 will come later on Thursday.
The chilly weather this week is mostly due to the storm system that moved over the area on Tuesday, Oswant said. A dry air mass over the area is also contributing to the cold, she added.
The region will start to warm up Friday, Oswant said. Riverside and San Bernardino counties will see high temperatures in the 60s and 70s for the next three days. Orange County will be a bit warmer than the Inland counties due to weak Santa Ana winds, she said.
As to the lows, the Inland Empire should dip into the lower 40s, while Orange County will be in the upper 40s.
Los Angeles County is looking at high temperatures in the 60s to 70s for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Phillips said. The San Fernando Valley will hit the low 40s, while some areas, like Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, will reach into the upper 30s, she said.
On Thursday, Mt. Baldy Resort tweeted that they had to close for the day due to a power outage, which they attributed to a Southern California Edison problem. The outage was not weather-related.
Work planned to upgrade the system there was expected to span several days, according to David Song, a spokesman for Southern California Edison. In lieu of turning the power off, Song said Edison provided a generator. “Unfortunately about 8:30 p.m. (Wednesday), the generator tripped and went offline,” he said. Power was restored at 1:08 p.m. on Thursday, Song said.
Some temperatures in the forecast:
Anaheim is expected to hit a high of 70 on Friday, 69 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday
Ontario could see a high of 66 on Friday, 68 on Saturday and 67 on Sunday
San Bernardino’s highs will be 65 on Friday, 69 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday
Riverside temperatures will hit a high of 66 on Friday and 69 for Saturday and Sunday
West Covina will reach a high of 68 on Friday, 71 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday
Azusa’s high temperatures will be 67 on Friday, 70 on Saturday and 67 on Sunday
Pasadena will see a high of 66 on Friday, 70 on Saturday and 67 on Sunday
Long Beach will see will a high of 66 on Friday, 65 on Saturday and 64 on Sunday
Torrance high temperatures will reach 68 on Friday, 70 on Saturday and 65 on Sunday
Van Nuys will see a high of 67 on Friday, 70 on Saturday and 69 on Sunday.
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