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High winds, rough surf begin Memorial Day weekend

May 25, 2012 |  7:32 pm

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Memorial Day weekend will began with windy conditions and a warning from the National Weather Service of potentially dangerous surf Saturday morning.

Swells of up to 12 feet and rip currents are predicted Saturday morning, officials said.

A low pressure system from the Pacific Northwest is bringing unseasonably cool weather to the Southland through Saturday morning.

"It will move across Southern California late today and tonight and exit by midday" Saturday, said National Weather Service meteorologist David Sweet. Temperatures are forecast to be about 10 degrees below normal at the coast and 20 degrees below average in the San Fernando Valley. Highs today are expected to be in the upper 60s.

Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy and slighter warmer, with Sunday and Memorial Day mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s.

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