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Some 'welcome relief' from record high temperatures

September 16, 2012 | 11:18 am

Manhattan Beach weather  Patrick T. Fallon--For the Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles region should start cooling down Sunday after two days of record temperatures, according to forecasters.

The National Weather Service predicted temperatures in the 70s to low 80s at the beaches and in the 90s inland, a far cry from Saturday's 103 degrees downtown, the all-time high for the date.

Friday's temperatures also set records.

High pressure that had lingered over the area is breaking down, which is allowing cooler winds to move in off the coast, said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The cooling trend should last throughout the week, according to forecasters.

"We'll get some welcome relief," Sweet said.

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Photo: Beachgoers seek relief from the sun at Manhattan Beach on Saturday. Credit: Patrick T. Fallon/ For The Times

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