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Cooler Temperatures Forecast, But Not Really

Low 90s expected by Tuesday, warmer again for next weekend.

A small bit of relief is on the way.  After a weekend of 100+ temperatures, forecasters are calling for a cool-down.  'Cool-down' must be put in perspective though.  Compared to the record-breaking highs we've been facing, 90 will seem like paradise.  

Even though the high pressure system anchored over the southwestern United States will remain in place, it will weaken slightly, allowing a trough of low pressure to develop off the coast.  This will bring our highs back into the realm of normal for a few days, before the high regains it's strength and we warm back up for next weekend, although not nearly as bad as what we just went through.

In addition to the more average temperatures, a bit of moisture filtering in from the south will continue to allow thunderstorm activity to develop, however the instability should stay focused in the mountains and deserts.  

More of the same in the long-term forecast.  I guess this is what Los Angeles is famous for!  Palm trees, movie stars, and endless summers!  I, on the other hand, can't wait for winter.  There's talk of El Niño this year...but that's an article for another day.

Stay cool everyone!

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Grant Miles August 13, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Wow. Nevermind. The latest models completely erase the prospect of cooler temperatures this week. It now looks like this heat wave will persist through at least the next 7 days.

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