Southern California's winter feels a lot like summer
Dec. 28, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is a week into winter but it's feeling a lot like summer.
High pressure and weak offshore flow is keeping temperatures warm — as much as 12 to 18 degrees above normal.
The National Weather Service says that means there will be 80-degree readings in the valleys and interior coastal sections through Friday and near-shore temperatures will be in the 70s.
The warmth has been accompanied by extreme dryness — just .01 inch of rain in downtown Los Angeles this month — but there's a chance for relief.
Two forecast models show rain in the middle of next week. The weather service says the models have been inconsistent recently but the fact they both now agree offers some hope for a bit of rain.