Monday June 20, 2022

The Orange County Register

After an unseasonably cool June weekend across much of Southern California, high summer temperatures are expected to return to the region along with the chance of some of the first monsoonal activity of the year throughout the deserts and mountains, meteorologists predicted Sunday.

The heat increase will become apparent as soon as Monday, June 20, as many inland areas will see temperatures rise 10 to 15 degrees higher than they were Sunday, said Brian Adams, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

In Los Angeles County, valley areas will be some of the hardest-hit regions Monday as Santa Ana winds are projected to warm and dry the air, said David Gomberg, meteorologist with the NWS. Both the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys will have high temperatures in the 90-degree and higher range, with areas like Woodland Hills expected to reach triple digits, Gomberg said.

“We’re entering into some of our hottest weather (of the year so far) right now,” Gomberg said.

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