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L.A.-area weather this weekend: hot and hotter

September 13, 2012 | 10:39 pm

The good news: The hot weather will begin to ease a little Sunday and especially  Monday.

The bad news: It’s going to be super hot Friday and Saturday, and the cooling trend that begins after that is purely relative.

“It’s going to be above normal for a while,” said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. “It’s just the hottest days are Friday and Saturday.”

On Friday, meteorologists expect downtown Los Angeles to experience temperatures of about 87. But that’s nothing next to the 100 degrees Pasadena is expecting or the 104 degrees that will bake Woodland Hills.

Those temperatures are expected to be almost identical Saturday, Seto said.

On Sunday, the temperatures will dip by a couple of degrees, he said. And on Monday and Tuesday, temperatures should drop by another six degrees, to the low 80s for downtown L.A.

Alas, temperatures are expected to tick back up by Wednesday, Seto said.

This September has been warmer than normal. The average temperature for downtown L.A. for this month is 83 degrees, Seto said. Pasadena, which is enduring triple-digit heat, normally has  temperatures around 89.

It should be significantly cooler in the coastal areas, Seto said. But even the coast, which should benefit from onshore winds, will be relatively warm, he said.

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