Cooler temperatures — and maybe some showers — headed to SoCal this weekend.
The temperature is forecasted to be in the 60s and 70s from Sunday to Tuesday.
But that could change. After a very dry week, the forecast includes a “slight increase in chances for a few showers” from Tuesday through Thursday.
It’s also a chance for storm showers, but no thunderstorms, which could make Tuesday a break from the normal heat.
Temperatures will drop back down into the 50s and 60s on Friday and Saturday.
The heat wave seems to have spread to most of California over the past week, but there are pockets of cooling left throughout the state.
“It’s just one of those things that’s going to be out there,” said Robert Van Der Meer, a meteorologist with Western Weather Forecast Center in Davis.
It was a week that brought a heat wave across the state that broke records with its highest temperature in SoCal on any day since October, and had some of the most scorching days yet.
Here are the top 10 hottest temperatures in SoCal on any day this year so far.
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SoCal’s hottest days on record were set in 1997.
But those are the days that California was in the midst of a devastating drought that had dried up much of the state.
What about now?
Van Der Meer says it’s unusual that the heat is beginning to spread outside of Southern California.
A similar heat wave, one that spread across the Central Valley in 2008, was unusual in that it hit in late July when the average high temperature in the valley was just 53 degrees.
So far, though, it’s been much less severe in the state, with last Thursday’s high temperature a little shy of the 80s, said Van Der Meer.
“Last week it was hotter over Southern California,” he said. “This week it’s been more spread out across the state.”