Run Seal Beach and Earth Day events will be met a cool sea breeze thanks to a marine layer that is pushing the weekend’s anticipated heat wave further inland.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Seal Beach will peak at 71 Saturday and 68 on Sunday. In Los Alamitos, they’ll climb to a high of 74.
Earlier in the week, forecasters were expecting highs in the upper 80s.
“We’ve had fog move in, and the warming trend was delayed by the marine layer,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Miguel Miller. “For Seal Beach there is not going to be a heat wave.”
However, the hot weather will hit further inland in Orange County where cities such as Yorba Linda will see highs in the 90s, said Miller.
In early spring, the surface temperature of the coastal water is still pretty cool (59 off Huntington Beach), ensuring that cities within five miles of the shoreline are less likely to feel the heat, added National Weather Service Meteorologist David Sweet.