Unless you live somewhere just awful like the high desert (why!?), you should already be feeling at least a little relief from the hellacious heatwave we experienced this week.

More relief is on the way, too.

Today it's a couple degrees or so cooler than it was yesterday, and yesterday was cooler than the three-digit heat of Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Yesterday felt just as hot, however, because of the humid, hot mess of a system that is the remnants of Baja's Hurricane Linda.

Damn Mexicans. 

Today, not only are things drying up but the high-pressure system that put a lid on our oven is starting to move on, says NWS meteorologist Robbie Munroe.

“A trough of low pressure is building in early next week, returning the on-shore flow, possibly even morning clouds,” he said. “That should cut off the really hot conditions by this weekend.”


He says that we might even see below-normal temps next week. What's normal? About 83 degrees downtown.

Over the weekend those pesky Mexican thunderstorms will be confined to county mountains and the Antelope Valley, if they show up at all, Munroe said.

A coastal hazard advisory about Linda-churned waves as high as 8 feet continues today, he said, but the surf should subside over the weekend.

Downtown should see a high near 87 degrees today, and then decrease into the lower 80s for the weekend and the foreseeable future, Munroe said.

It might get even cooler as the ocean influence, including an on-shore flow and sea breezes, hit next week, he said.

Overnight low temperatures downtown will continue to be in the 70s through Tuesday and then drop into the mid to upper 60s, Munroe said.


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