Borrego Springs - Record Breaking Temperatures


Last updated 2/8/2016 at 1:47pm

It feels like it went from winter to summer in one week.

Last week we saw rain, gusty winds, rainbows, and snow coverings in the local mountains due to an El Nino storm that made its way throughout Southern California.

This week is turning out to be quite the opposite weather pattern. Record high temperatures and Santa Ana winds will occur throughout most of Southern California. Borrego Springs will also have relatively low humidity levels and temperatures will soar into the low 80s.

Many counties in Southern California will reach record breaking temperatures Monday and Tuesday as high pressure over the Great Basin will bring unseasonably warm weather to Southern California. A high temperature record of 83 degrees in Chula Vista, set in 1918, was topped by one degree on Sunday, according to the NWS.

"A strong ridge of high pressure over the region, combined with offshore flow, will create very warm conditions across the region for this time of year," according to the weather service. "High temperatures are forecast to be 10 to 20 degrees above normal today and Tuesday. The warmth will continue through the remainder of this week under sunny skies."

"Surface high pressure over the Great Basin will bring periods of gusty northeast-to-east winds near the coastal foothills and below passes and canyons into this afternoon," according to the weather service. "Weaker offshore winds will continue into Tuesday." Santa Ana winds are expected to pick up once again Monday in portions of San Diego and Riverside County with potentially record-breaking high temperatures.

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