Following a brief period of cold, windy weather, warmer temperatures are expected to return to the sunny Santa Clarita Valley this week.
“We’re going to have a little warming trend Wednesday through Friday,” said Weather Specialist Bonnie Bartling of the National Weather Service (NWS).
Forecasts for the week indicate that temperatures will be in the mid- to upper- 70s during the day and reach lows in the high-40s to mid-50s throughout the evenings.
Thursday is expected to be the warmest day with temperatures reaching 76 degrees. The warm weather will also bring a bit of wind to the area Thursday, with winds around 10 miles per hour and gusts up to 15 miles per hour.
As of Tuesday, the warming trend is expected to continue into New Year’s Eve, with highs near 72 and lows around 42, and New Year’s Day, with highs near 70.
However, there is a small chance rain could fall in some areas of the SCV on New Year’s Day. Forecasters with the NWS said they are still monitoring the situation.
“There’s a great uncertainty about that [rain],” Bartling said. “It’s about a 10 percent change so we’re still in mild disagreement at this point. In another 24 hours we’ll see what that model looks like.”
Last year, rain fell on the Santa Clarita Valley before the New Year’s holiday and brought sunny skies to area on New Year’s Day.
This year is expected to be warmer than last year’s holiday, which had a reported high in the mid-50s and low in the high-30s.
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