Warmer weather on tap for Southern California after weekend of storms
HUGE storms drenched the Central Coast Friday and Saturday with heavy rain, lightning and huge gusty winds, flooding low-lying areas, toppling trees and even causing flash floods in some areas.
The storms left a trail of destruction in their wake. The streets were pocked with holes that had the water and road salt draining out of them, and many of the cars and trees were smashed.
Many homes and businesses were damaged. Three people were hospitalized and dozens of evacuations were ordered.
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“It’s pretty amazing, a little bit sad,” said Chris Hough, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
The rain and wind from the storms were expected to move to the north over the weekend in time for the new season, Hough said.
It will get hotter Friday and Saturday.
Temperatures on the Central Coast will start to hover around 95 degrees for the hot weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The highest temperatures will be in inland San Diego County, with temperatures in the low 90s in San Diego.
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Temperatures on the northern side of the region will be in the upper 60s, dipping even lower into the upper 40s and lower 30s as far north as Ventura County, according to the weather service.
Rain is expected Saturday night into Sunday and will continue into early next week.
There are hundreds of fires still burning on the Central Coast, mainly in southernmost Los Angeles County.
The largest blaze on the night of Nov. 8 was at least 100,000