By Nikki Garrett Metzger
(Victor Valley)– – After several days of very hot temperatures, thunderstorms, lightning ignited fires, and flooding in parts of High Desert, SOME cooling is in store for us this week. That is, if you consider a drop of a few degrees “cooler”.
This week’s forecast says that hot weather will continue, but not quite as hot through the middle of this week. The upper ridge of high pressure responsible for all the heat continues, but a low pressure trough off the coast is attempting to put a dent in that high, and that is what might cool things down a degree or two. Monsoon moisture will bring a slight chance of thunderstorms each afternoon to the mountains and deserts.
The high temperature today should top out around 103 degrees here in the Victor Valley. The wind will kick up in the afternoon at 15 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph. For the next several days the high will be around 100 degrees, with overnight lows in the upper 60s.
The high pressure heads northwest into Nevada Friday through the weekend, and that will draw up additional monsoon moisture increasing the chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures again will increase by a few degrees.