Mini heat wave in San Francisco vaporizes as seasonal temps return

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerStyling: Not just the tourists were wearing shorts in The City this week

It’s been hella hot outside, but the heat wave is over.

In San Francisco, temperatures soared into the high 70s on Monday and Tuesday, but a cooling pattern today is expected to bring more typical weather for November, with rain possible.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in The City today will peak in the mid-60s — a whopping 20 degrees lower than the start of the week. By Thursday, rain is even forecasted.

“It’s a normal frontal system coming out of the northwest,” said forecaster Diana Henderson. “By Monday and Tuesday of next week there will be more normal temperatures in the low 60s.”

Rain also is possible Friday, along with temperatures in the 50s, Henderson said.

San Franciscans will have to trade the shorts and skirts for heavier jackets and trousers again because, according to Henderson, this may have been the last burst of warm weather for a while.

“I doubt we’ll have another blast like this one,” Henderson said. “I can’t say it’s impossible, but not terribly likely.”

Though San Franciscans were able to enjoy a few days of heat with winter approaching, no records were set in The City.

According to Henderson, downtown San Francisco hit 78 degrees on Monday, just shy of the record set in 1993 when The City reached 80 degrees that day.

On Tuesday, the highest temperature downtown was recorded at 77, which also was short of a record (83 degrees in 1991).

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