Warm Temps Bathe Southland Amid Santa Ana Winds

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Strong winds blew across L.A. County today as temperatures gave the Southland a taste of summer.

The temperature reached 80 degrees at Los Angeles International Airport, breaking the record for the date of 79, set in 2017, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters said the above-normal temperatures are expected to ``continue through Friday with patchy coastal fog developing in the overnight and morning hours.'' The temperatures were being driven upward by Santa Winds that gradually decreased throughout the day.

According to the NWS, the area could get a light onshore flow by Wednesday morning, possibly bringing in some low clouds and fog along the coast and in northern parts of Los Angeles County.

Although it will be slightly cooler Wednesday, temperatures will still be about 5 degrees above normal in the valleys and coastal areas, and 10 degrees above normal in the mountains and deserts.

Conditions should remain stable through the rest of the work week, but a storm system is looming on the horizon that could make for a cloudier weekend, but it's unclear if the system will bring any rain with it.

A more active storm system could reach the Southland by early next week, with forecasters warning of a possible stretch of three or four days of off-and-on rain, although it is still too early to determine exactly how much moisture could fall on the region.

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