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KTLA weather: Winds, heat calming down

May 8, 2009 |  9:23 am


The high-wind warning in effect for Santa Barbara and for the Los Angeles and Ventura mountains was set to expire at 9 a.m. this morning. The winds are not going away; however, they are forecast to drop below warning thresholds. Overnight, the winds will return but won't be as strong as they have been in the last 48 hours.

Otherwise, high pressure remains the dominate weather pattern and that means good weather for the weekend. Today, we will have sunny skies and warm temperatures. Readings will range from the mid-90s in the valleys to the low 70s at the beaches. 

This weekend, a trough of low pressure will push into the Pacific Northwest, and this will slowly reverse our offshore winds; they will be onshore by Sunday. Areas of morning clouds and fog will develop Saturday morning and become more widespread Sunday.  As the marine layer deepens and the onshore flow increases, temperatures will drop. On Sunday, look for daytime highs in the 80s for the valleys.

More details and the seven-day outlook at KTLA's weather blog.

-- Warren Hohmann