While residents in parts of the East Coast are dealing with the effects of Superstorm Sandy Monday, the Southland is drenched in warm sunshine as part of several days of balmy weather.
The National Weather Service recorded highs Monday of 88 degrees in Pasadena; 86 in Burbank, Culver City and Van Nuys; 85 in Pomona and San Gabriel; 84 in downtown Los Angeles; and 83 at the Long Beach Airport and Getty Center.
Temperatures will steadily climb down a few degrees beginning Tuesday but rise again starting Saturday. In the meantime, some Southland communities will experience periods of cloudy skies starting Wednesday, but there is no precipitation in the forecast.
Tuesday's forecast highs include 77 in Montrose and La Crescenta. A wind is expected to pick up in the afternoon and continue into the evening with gusts moving south at 5 to 10 mph, the NWS reported. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Forecast lows include 54.
Halloween's forecast highs include 72 in the Crescenta Valley. On Wednesday, a light southwest wind could blow about 5 to 10 mph starting in the afternoon and calm down by evening - just in time for trick-or-treating. Lows include 53.