Warmer, drier weather on the way after weekend storm

Warmer and drier weather is expected to return to Southern California in the coming days, after a weekend storm swept across the region on Saturday and forced a temporary evacuation of parts of San Bernardino County scarred by recent burns.

As a low-pressure system that brought pockets of rain to Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino moved east and headed out of the region, evacuations in the areas included in the Apple and El Dorado fires burn areas were lifted early Sunday, as the fear of potential mud and debris flows eased.

Saturday’s storm brought showers across Southern California, along with heavy rain, thunder and lightning to parts of of the region. But it was a far cry from the storm that swept through the region a month earlier and brought major flooding that damaged dozens of homes.

The since-lifted evacuation orders instituted Saturday focused on Mountain Home Village, Oak Glen, Forest Falls, Angelus Oaks and the northeast Yucaipa areas. No reports of major flooding or mud slides were ultimately reported.

A gradual warmup is expected across Southern California in the coming days, with Wednesday forecast to be the hottest day of the week, according to the National Weather Service. The temperatures are expected to rise into the 70s on the coast, and into the 80s farther inland.

Happy Sunday, #SoCal!

High temperatures today will continue to be 5 to 10 degrees cooler than average for this time of year.

A gradual warm-up is expected Monday through Wednesday, with the warmest day looking to be Wednesday. #cawx

— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) October 16, 2022

Another low-pressure system could move into the area by late in the week or next weekend, according to forecasts, and could potentially bring some precipitation.

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