Triple-digit inland valley temperatures develop Friday

Posted at 5:33 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 08:33:50-04

High pressure is strengthening over the interior southwest region, bringing temperatures up for inland valleys.

The return of triple-digit temperatures has been a topic of discussion all week and now the daytime highs for the interior valleys are going to be back in the low 100s on Friday, which is above average for most areas. These temperatures are going to hang around through Sunday at least. As next week kicks off, daytime highs will back off a little from triple digits and go back into the upper 90s. However, temperatures in the low 100s could return by Tuesday. 

The coastal valleys will range from the mid-70s to mid-80s on Friday and those temperatures will continue through the weekend. Morning fog is still a factor before afternoon clearing. The beaches will be in the upper 60s to low 70s over the next three days with marine layer in the morning and evening hours.

Northwesterly winds will be moderate on Friday, but wind gusts will range from 15 to about 25 miles per hour from the early afternoon through the early evening hours. The winds will push most of the fog and marine layer off the coast to bring mostly sunny skies by the afternoon.