Yesterday, Palm Springs reached a high temperature of 79°. The normal is 71°. Today, an area of low pressure is moving across the region and that will drop temperatures significantly below the normal.
Gusty winds are also going to remain a factor today for the morning hours and some hours of the evening. A Wind Advisory remains in effect for areas of the high desert, including Joshua Tree National Park, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms through 6 p.m. tonight. Winds will be from the Northwest 25-35 mph with gusts reaching to 50 mph. A High Wind Watch will be in effect for areas west of the Coachella Valley tonight through Tuesday night. These winds will be 20-30 mph with gusts reaching 60 mph. Areas of this High Wind Watch include Big Bear, Beaumont, Hemet, and areas west.
With these cool temperatures, the mornings will also be quite cold. A Freeze Watch has been issued for areas of the Coachella Valley. Subfreezing temperatures, for some as low as 28°, will be possible Monday night into Tuesday morning and again Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Temperatures are expected to remain below normal for a few more days before an approaching area of high pressure warms us up again heading into the next weekend.