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Cooler temperatures are on the way in Southland

February 6, 2011 |  9:55 pm

The summer-like Super Bowl Sunday –- which brought temperatures into the 80s in some parts of Southern California -- will give way to cooler temperatures this week, forecasters say.

Temperatures are expected to be five to 15 degrees cooler by Tuesday as a low-pressure system from Alaska moves south, scaring off the warm-weather-producing ridge of high pressure off the Pacific Coast. Patchy dense fog is expected along the L.A. County coast Monday morning. 

On Sunday, temperatures hit 82 in Camarillo; 81 in Chino and Fillmore; 80 in Lake Forest, Ontario, Riverside and Oxnard; 79 in Chatsworth, San Gabriel and Van Nuys; 78 in Northridge, Pasadena, Woodland Hills, Santa Ana, Anaheim, and San Diego; 77 in Burbank, Fullerton, Ojai and Simi Valley; 76 in downtown L.A., Long Beach and UCLA; 70 in Culver City; 69 in Torrance; 66 in Huntington Beach; and 64 in Newport Beach and at the Santa Monica Pier. 

Records were broken in Northern California for Feb. 6. Santa Rosa hit 83; Oakland, 81; and San Francisco and San Jose, 77.

None of California’s temperatures, however, were high enough to beat Sunday’s national high of 84, which was reached in Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood in Florida. The nation’s lowest temperature was 11 degrees below zero in West Yellowstone, Mont. 

Highs in the L.A. area are expected to hit the 60s and 70s on Monday but will dip to the 60s on Tuesday. 

The National Weather Service said there is a chance of rain early next week. 


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