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Warm Winds, Temperatures to Continue

Sweater weather is definitely over in Orange County, at least for this weekend, when skies will be clear and temperatures will be warmer.

The Santa Ana winds that kicked up Friday will continue to bring dry, warm air into the area from the deserts, according to the National Weather Service. The winds will gust up to 30 m.p.h. today before decreasing on Sunday.

The high temperature Friday in Orange County was 85 in Santa Ana, while it reached 83 at El Toro and 79 in San Juan Capistrano.

With today’s high in inland Orange County expected to reach at least 84 degrees, the beach appears to be the right place to be, with a balmy 75 expected there. The water, however, is still a rather chilly 60 degrees and the surf will be only two to three feet from the west.

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Overnight lows will range from the mid-40s to the mid-50s, forecasters said.

Those seeking some place even cooler than the beaches can head for the local mountains, where high readings are forecast for between 54 and 64 degrees. Night temperatures there will get down as low as 30.

In the upper deserts, there will be slightly less wind with highs to 82. Temperatures in the lower desert can be expected to climb to 88.


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