After a week in which California was rocked by bomb cyclones and atmospheric rivers, the state will return to more typical late October weather in the coming days.
High pressure will begin to build in the area on Tuesday, with northwesterly wind gusts in the mountains, the National Weather Service said.
The developing surface high pressure in the Grand Basin will create light offshore winds on Wednesday and Thursday, the weather service said. Temperatures will soar in the 80s in the valleys and the coastal side of the mountains, with Thursday being the hottest day.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s extended outlook calls for above-normal temperatures across the state and below-normal chances of precipitation for most of the state through early November.
Peak northeast winds Wednesday and Thursday are expected to gust around 35 mph – perhaps 40 mph – in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
The gradually moving eastward high pressure from the Pacific will extend to the western United States, pushing temperatures up to the 1990s in some interior valleys and lower deserts. The high will weaken over the weekend as the low moves north.