Finally, a little bit of relief has arrived in the Southland. The Studio City Weather Center hit a high of 94.5 on Wednesday, significantly cooler than we've been in quite a while.
The ridge of high pressure to the east is beginning to give way to a deepening low off the San Francisco Bay Area, allowing the marine layer to expand into a wider area, and allowing a few high-level clouds into places like the San Fernando Valley.
A surge of monsoonal moisture from the south will actually bring the possibility of an isolated shower or thunderstorm to the San Fernando Valley on Thursday night into Friday morning. I'm not anticipating anything widespread, and any storms that do develop will be brief and pass quickly. Keep storm safety in mind, however. If the storm is close enough for you to hear thunder, it's close enough for lightning to strike nearby. Head inside.
Temperatures may warm back up a bit into the weekend as the low retreats and the ridge strengthens again, but we're looking at near-normal highs next week.