A cold storm had residents and visitors across the West reaching for their jackets earlier in the week. Shorts and t-shirts will likely be the choice of apparel this weekend and early next week as temperatures soar.

A building dome of high pressure will continue to warm temperatures across the Southwest today. Further warming will take place this weekend, when the Northwest will also experience the surge of milder air.

Temperatures on Monday will soar into around 80 degrees across the interior Northwest and to the 90-degree mark in Downtown Los Angeles. The Desert Southwest will approach the century mark not only on Monday, but also on Tuesday.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski