The brief cold/rain outbreak is over, and there’s a ridge of high pressure building in that will translate into much warmer temperatures.
The mild holiday weather continues for Southern California thanks to an off-shore flow. Temperatures will still be way above average into the upper 70s and low 80s.
Other areas of the country may be getting snow, ice or other bits of weather to remind them what time of the year it is — but in southern California, residents are retreating to the beach to escape the heat.
Southern California is expected to experience another day of strong and possibly damaging Santa Ana winds.
Red flag warnings for parts of Southern California are in effect as a result of strong winds, dry conditions and warm temperatures.
Christmas Day is expected to bring warm temperatures to the Los Angeles area, with highs in the 70s and lower 80s in some parts, while other areas stay cool.
Sunday may be wet and chilly, but forecasters predict a steady warm-up this week, with inland highs moving into the 80s by Wednesday.