According to National Weather Service reports on Tuesday, Sept. 6, the prolonged heat wave will finally break this weekend as a rapidly weakening tropical cyclone Kay stalls offshore. Tropical cyclone Kay will bring cloudy skies and a chance of showers and thunderstorms this weekend across Southern California.
The cyclone may briefly peak as a category 3 hurricane off of the southern Baja Peninsula late Wednesday or early Thursday. It is forecast to still be a formidable hurricane by the end of the day Thursday. Flash flooding might become a concern for the mountains and deserts over next weekend.
- Dangerous heat wave through Friday — High risk for heat illness
- Elevated fire weather conditions through Friday — Favorable environment for active wildfires
- Hurricane Kay to move very close to Southern California Friday through Monday — Potential for gusty winds, heavy rain, thunderstorms and coastal flooding
Sources: National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration