Most Full-time residents of the Coachella Valley don’t make a huge investment in jackets and sweaters, seeing as how we get too sweat it out most of the year, but it is always nice when you get a chance to feel a bit of a chill and break out the winter gear – which you will get to do this week. So enjoy it, but do keep in mind, it’s probably going to be the last time for a long while.
The National Weather Service is predicting strong wind gusts of up to 65 mph in some spots in the desert, with gusts of 25 to 35 mph prominent beginning Sunday afternoon and lasting into Monday morning.
The next storm system will result in strong winds over the mountains, deserts, and coastal waters late Sunday to midday Monday. A Gale Watch has been issued for the coastal waters, and a High Wind Watch has been issued for most of the mountain and desert areas. #SoCal #cawx pic.twitter.com/ZHN8WKDkb0
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) January 31, 2020
So yeah, be careful driving out there and maybe check around your house to make sure nothing is going to blow away.
And as much as it sucks to have your patio furniture end up at your neighbors, the winds are bringing cooler temps to the Coachella Valley for a bit (36 for a low on Monday and Tuesday!!) – which will be nice seeing as how 85 in January seems a bit much.
So take in what is probably going to be your last chance to wear a sweater or a jacket and maybe try to make the a mental note that you can try to recall what it was like when it’s 125 degrees in July.
Our low temperatures will feel it too. Tuesday morning could be the coldest morning so far this winter for many locations, with some mountain communities in the teens, and 30's making it almost to the coast. Who's ready? 🥶☕
Here are the forecast lows for the next 3 nights 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/cK5uoyuvnS
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) February 1, 2020
Things will then start to get back to normal by the end of the week and by Friday, it appears the Coachella Valley will be seeing 80s again for daytime high temps.