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Cooler temperatures, but still toasty, in L.A. area this week

January 18, 2011 |  7:12 am

Southern California is expected to cool slightly after recording 90-degree temperatures, but it will still be a toasty winter through the rest of the week.

The National Weather Service said L.A. will hit highs in the 80s on Tuesday, then drop into the mid 70s Wednesday and Thursday.

By Friday, the temperatures will dip even more.

On Monday, temperatures reached 90 degrees in Chatsworth and hit the high 80s in other parts of the region.

Temperatures topped out at 88 degrees in Woodland Hills, 84 in Pomona, 83 in Hawthorne and 84 in downtown Los Angeles, the National Weather Service said. Closer to the coast, it was 78 degrees at the Santa Monica Airport, 76 degrees in Redondo Beach and 79 degrees at the Long Beach Airport.  In Orange County, Lake Forest recorded 88 degrees, the weather service said.


Temperature hits 90 degrees in Chatsworth and high 80s in other parts of Southern California

--Robert J. Lopez