Warm weather returns to Southern California

Jan 6, 2015 5:40 PM by Debbie Cobb

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After ending 2014 with a cold snap and low-level snowfall in Southern California, the region has taken a break from winter.

For a second day, temperatures hit the 80s Tuesday in many locations under a high-pressure ridge causing offshore flow of air.

Downtown Los Angeles had a high of 81 on Monday, 13 degrees above normal for the date. The average January temperature downtown is 68 degrees.

Forecasters say the ridge will break down over the next couple of days, weakening the offshore flow and allowing high clouds to move in by Thursday afternoon.

A weak trough of low pressure is predicted to move through starting Friday, bringing cooler conditions through the weekend.


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