STUDIO CITY (CBS2) — The high pressure ridge that was responsible for the fantastic weather we experienced over the weekend remains in place as we start off this week.

It is blocking any storm systems from moving into the West, and it’s encouraging the off-shore flow. As a result, we will once again see temperatures well above average – near 80 degrees in the basin and our valleys.

With the off-shore flow, there will be some gusty winds below the passes and canyons. In fact, there is a wind advisory this morning for the Santa Clarita Valley, the San Fernando Valley, and mountain areas. The advisory also covers most of Ventura County.

By the middle of the week, we will start to see this weather pattern change. Temperatures will begin to cool with more of an on-shore flow, and by Friday, we could see the return of some wet weather as the door opens to a couple of systems moving into the West Coast.

The models are not in agreement about the rainfall, but there is definitely a shift in the pattern, so enjoy the unseasonably warm weather.

There is also the potential for heavy surf for our west and northwest facing beaches.

Coast – upper 70s
Basin – near 80
Valleys – near 80
Mountains – low 50s
Deserts – upper 60s


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