L.A. to see fall temperatures by Monday, forecasters say

Low clouds and fog resulted in fall-like temperatures in the Los Angeles area Saturday, conditions that were expected to persist by the weekend, forecasters said.

Temperatures in downtown Los Angeles were about 10 degrees below normal due to a cooler air mass that was moving in from the ocean, said high Thompson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

“We had the low clouds and fog push all the way into Van Nuys and Burbank this morning,” he said. “Right now it’s starting to dissipate finally but it’s looking like the thorough marine inner stratus and fog are going to continue for the next few days.”

Conditions on Halloween are expected to be similar, with a foggy morning in coastal and valley areas followed by afternoon clearing, Thompson said. Temperatures are expected to keep six to 10 degrees below normal, he said.

Things are expected to start warming up in the middle of the week, with most areas reaching near normal temperatures in the 70s and low 80s by Friday or Saturday, he said.

There is also a slight chance of light rain farther north, in San Luis Obispo County, on Monday and then again on Thursday, Thompson said. It’s possible a associate hundredths of an inch could fall there, but Los Angeles is not expected to see any precipitation from the system, he said.

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