Santa Ana Condition Moving into Temecula Valley

Gusts locally should be 30 to 35 mph or less, but will be stronger in canyons and passes, peaking on Friday.

By John C. Toman

Sunny, warmer and dry weather is predicted for the next few days, under high pressure.

The first Santa Ana wind event of the season is predicted beginning tonight, potentially lasting through Saturday morning. Gusts locally should be 30-35 mph or less, but will be stronger in canyons and passes, peaking on Friday.

High wind warnings and red flag warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for tonight through Saturday morning. Humidity will just be in the teens, so fire danger will be high.

Temperatures will peak over the weekend, as offshore flow subsides, followed by a cooling trend through the middle of next week.

Today: Sunny. Warm. Northeast wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph, high near 80 degrees; predicted air quality index is: 44.

Tonight: Clear and dry. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph in the evening, turning east to 20 mph, gusts to 30 mph, low around 53 degrees.

Friday: Sunny. Warm and dry. Northeast to east wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph, high of about 86 degrees; Friday night: Clear and dry. Offshore breezes, low near 54 degrees.

Saturday: Sunny. Very warm and dry. Offshore breezes in the morning, high around 90 degrees; Saturday night: Clear and dry, low of about 53 degrees.

Sunday: Sunny. Warm and dry, high near 89 degrees; Sunday night: Clear and dry, low around 55 degrees.


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