Josh Rubenstein’s Weather Forecast (Jan. 14)

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — We have another very cold morning on tap with frost advisories for LA County and Freeze Warnings for the Inland Empire and Ventura County.

The dry cold air mass remains in place, however we are expecting yet another major shift in our weather pattern. The long wave trough that has remained in place since last week…is now going to shift to the east. As it does, high pressure is going to nose into the Great Basin behind it.

As this transition occurs we are going to see some very strong winds. A wind warning will become valid at 4 a.m. for LA, Ventura, Orange Counties, as well as the Inland Empire. The winds should be at their worst this afternoon through tomorrow afternoon.

By tomorrow we will see our daytime highs shift from well below average…to well above average. Look for a general warming trend for the extended forecast into next week.

The high pressure will be stationary through next week and act as a blocking mechanism for any storms. It may be pretty to look at and nice to enjoy the temperatures…however we are in the midst of a prolonged dry spell that is concerning…as the end of January and the beginning of February are traditionally some of our wettest months. We are currently running more than 2″ below average for rainfall.

Coast-mid 50s
Basin-mid to upper 50s
Valleys-low 50s
Mountains-mid 20s
Deserts-low 40s

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