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Warmer temperatures expected over the weekend, forecasters say

March 3, 2012 | 12:58 pm

Santa Ana winds were expected to subside in Los Angeles and Ventura counties through mid-afternoon Saturday, giving way to warmer temperatures that could top the high 80s by Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

“For those who like sun and warm weather, this is your weekend,” an advisory from the agency said.

The high temperatures were primarily expected in lower elevation areas from the inland coastal plains into the valleys, and they would be accompanied by less wind and clear skies, meteorologists said.

But the warm temperatures were expected to dissipate by Monday as a low-pressure system moves in, ushering in a cooling trend. Temperatures were expected to be in the mid-60s to low 70s at the beaches and the mid- to upper 70s inland, forecasters said. And increasing cloudiness would accompany even cooler temperatures on Tuesday.

Warm weather was expected to return to the region by Friday, forecasters said.

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