Spring heat wave underway for SoCal, but cooldown is coming

- Southland temperatures will remain above normal today, but a shift from offshore to onshore winds this afternoon will usher in a cooling trend, forecasters said.

Temperatures were 15-18 degrees above normal Sunday, and that should remain the case much of today, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie, adding that offshore winds have been sweeping in high heat from Nevada and the Four Corners area.

The onset of onshore winds should cause temperatures to dip and begin to revert to the 60s and 70s starting Tuesday, forecasters said.

Today's highs are forecast to be 79 on Mount Wilson; 81 in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach; 82 at LAX and in San Clemente; 83 in Palmdale; 84 in Lancaster; 85 in Avalon; 86 in Long Beach; 88 in San Gabriel and Burbank; 89 in Irvine, Mission Viejo, Saugus and Pasadena; 90 in Anaheim; 92 in Woodland Hills and Fullerton; and 94 in Yorba Linda.

While some areas will be back in the 70s starting Tuesday, especially near the coast, others -- including Woodland Hills and Yorba Linda -- will fall back to the 70s only on Friday, when showers are expected in parts of the region.

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