The change in weather has arrived, and temperatures have been knocked down nearly 20 degrees in 48 hours.
We are definitely in the midst of a strong Santa Ana event here in Southern California. The winds relaxed a bit overnight, but they are setting up to howl again today.
Despite some patchy clouds this morning … it has been a beautiful Easter Sunday.
While temperatures will drop a few degrees Wednesday, they will still remain well above average.
Temperatures are running 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time of year.
The wild weather sweeping into the Southland this week downed power lines in Sunland, leaving hundreds of residents without electricity.
The next round of rain will be Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The center of the low pressure system will bring a chance of brief heavy downpours and a thunderstorm.
Look for a cool start to this work week with temperatures running just a touch below average.
Temperatures Tuesday will be similar to Monday but maybe a touch warmer with the off-shore flow.
Very hot temperatures have descended on the Southland.
It may happen later than Californians want, but a major climate system known as El Niño could have a big impact on the state’s drought.
Residents in danger areas, grateful for efforts from police and firefighters to protect them throughout the weekend’s storm, gathered at City Hall to show their appreciation.
A large power outage took place early Saturday, affecting over 21,000 customers, after thunderstorms caused lightning strikes in Riverside.
Firefighters called off a search along the Los Angeles River after a 40-minute effort, following reports that a victim had fallen off a bridge.
Emergency sandbag materials are reportedly being provided to Los Angeles residents throughout the city by the city Fire Department Saturday.