Thanksgiving toasty for Santa Clarita, cooler weather to return

An early morning hike to beat the triple-digit temperatures in Neenach Aug. 29, 2017. Jeff Zimmerman/For The Signal

Thanksgiving typically leaves Americans feeling a bit warm, but for Southern Californians, it was toasty.

Thursday shattered heat records for the warmest Thanksgiving Day in Downtown Los Angeles, according to specialist Bonnie Bartling of the National Weather Service.

A ridge of high pressure, typically know to bake Southern California cities, moved into the area Tuesday and quickly cranked up the thermostat to 92 degrees in Saugus by Thursday.

At least 26 regional records were shattered this week, 14 of them on Wednesday.

The weather system that brought the historically higher than usual temperatures began to move east Friday and will allow for cooler conditions to return to the Santa Clarita area, Bartling explained.

An influence of low pressure, typically associated with colder conditions, will come from the north, bringing an increased chance for rain showers on Monday.

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s Friday and dip into the lower 80s Saturday.

Monday’s weather will be noticeably cooler with highs in the mid 60s.

A possibility for warmer weather will return next week under a weaker high pressure system.

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