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Cool, dry weather expected in Southern California

January 9, 2012 |  7:12 am

 Temperatures are expected to return to normal in Southern California after a week of windy, summer-like weather that broke some heat records.

The National Weather Service lifted the red-flag warning issued Saturday for parts of Los Angeles. The advisory was issued when strong Santa Ana winds coupled with low humidity and warm temperatures increased the chance of potentially dangerous wildfires.

By Monday, winds had calmed and were expected to reach only 6 to 12 mph in the afternoon, according to the weather service.

A high of 77 degrees is expected in Los Angeles on Monday; other predicted highs were 78 in San Gabriel, 75 in Arcadia and 73 in Anaheim.

A low-pressure system approaching Tuesday will cause the temperature to drop a few degrees, but no rain is forecast this week, forecasters said.

Last week, Southern California experienced a period of warm weather with temperatures reaching into the 80s. Some areas broke long-standing weather records.

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