Looking at a gorgeous afternoon out there as temperatures recovered quite nicely with highs in the 40's today, northeast 5-10mph at times. Expect clear skies and light winds tonight as lows drop into the teens and 20's. High pressure strengthening across the region will bring fair and warmer weather through the week ahead as daytime highs top out in the lower 50's, while overnight lows generally cool to the 20's. Offshore gradients will remain relatively weak, though could tighten up a bit Wednesday for some gusty winds below passes and canyons, but not to the level we just experienced. Otherwise, little change through this week into next weekend as temperatures remain slightly above average and our forecast dry. Longer range forecast models are still advertising a pattern change across the west coast early next month. Signaling high pressure may finally break down, allowing to storm track to start digging further south bringing a return of unsettled weather to SoCal.
If travel plans bring you into the mountains during the winter months come prepared, pack extra food, water, warm clothing, and always carry tire chains!