By Nikki Garrett Metzger
(Victor Valley) – After a couple of weeks of well above normal temperatures, high humidity and drenching thunderstorms, things should return to normal this week.
A gradual drying trend is expected to continue through the first part of this week, although lingering moisture over the mountains and high desert may cause isolated afternoon and early evening showers and thunderstorms.
The real changes in the forecast come tomorrow as a trough of low pressure finally moves into the West Coast. This trough will bring much drier air to Southern California as well as cooler conditions. Daytime temperatures should fall to a few degrees below normal.
Today the high temperature should be around 97 degrees. From Tuesday on we should see highs in the mid 90s, with overnight lows dropping to the low 60s. This evening and tomorrow evening the wind will kick up, blowing 10 to 15 mph, with gusts to 25 to 30 mph.
This weak trough of low pressure will remain over the region through Friday. For now, it looks like the drier conditions will continue into the weekend, with a gradual warming trend possible for Saturday and Sunday.