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TODAY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION AND FORECAST:
Today’s outlook for the Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Twin Peaks, Running Springs and Big Bear areas.
Overnight in the Midwest, several Tornadoes ripped through the area leaving lots of destruction and reportedly five deaths. Today will be another rough day for the Midwest with more Tornadoes and severe weather expected there.
For the local area, today we will have a very nice day. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s to low 70s across all of the Mountain areas. All of the Wind warnings have expired. Had we been a little further into the Summer months, we would have had a RED FLAG FIRE alert for the past few days. Fortunately, we still have fairly high fuel moisture levels locally from the Winter rains so we are good for now. Today we will have variable winds becoming mostly from the SW by this afternoon. The humidity levels bottomed out in the low teens late yesterday as the NE winds tapered off. Today humidity levels have recovered to the upper 30s to low 40s. We can expect clear skies, variable light winds for the next five days through the work week ahead. Temperatures will be on the rise for all of SoCal as high pressure builds into the west coast. Locally, high temps will be in the low to mid 70s in the days ahead while in the valley, highs will be from the upper 80s to mid 90s by Tuesday and Wednesday. Fog and low clouds will develop along the coastal region and may move into the IE Monday and Tuesday mornings. On the long range outlook, there will be a chance for rain as it looks at this time for the weekend into Monday of next week. (6th-8th) A cold core low is forecast to slide down the West Coast during that time frame.
As we leave the Winter behind, dryer weather conditions will develop across the local area. However, we still have cool mornings and evenings as we begin the transition. When we have gusty NE winds, the warmth of a fire in our fireplace is inviting, but dangerous sparks can be blown into the vegetation including pine needles, and start a fire. It is a good plan to avoid using your fireplace or any other outdoor fire during windy conditions. Have a good weekend. RC