Yes, June gloom left Southern California — but it will return

Yes, June gloom left Southern California — but it will return

The first heat wave of the summer season arrived this week and temperatures up into the 90s are expected to continue across parts of Southern California into the weekend.

Temperatures on Thursday, June 6, in the Inland Empire climbed into the low 90s — with a gradual cooling trend expected to begin heading into the weekend, said National Weather Service meteorologist Stefanie Sullivan.

By Friday, cities, including Lake Elsinore and San Bernardino, were likely to have temperatures hanging in the low 90s with that continuing through Saturday and Sunday.

Next week, expect the mid 80s.

In Orange County, inland cities such as Fullerton and Brea were likely to hover around the high 70s and low 80s through the weekend and into next week, Sullivan said.

Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and other coastal cities, meanwhile, will be a bit cooler, with temperatures sticking around the low 70s, thanks in part to some weekend cloud coverage.

Coastal cities in Los Angeles County, including Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach, were likely to see foggy conditions with temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s, said meteorologist Rich Thompson of the National Weather Service.

Inland cities in L.A. County were a bit sweaty on Thursday — Woodland Hills hit 100 degrees. But temperatures were to quickly taper off and drop down to the high 80s and low 90s by Saturday.

Experts said this is not the start of a long-term summer heat wave — temperatures will cool off next week.

“As this high-pressure system weakens and moves east, and we see more marine influence along the coasts, we’ll transition back to a June gloom,” Thompson said.