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Clouds Persist as Sun Takes a Rain Check

<i> From a Times Staff Writer</i>

So much for this week’s forecast of sunny and warm weather.

On Tuesday, the sun was incognito for most of the day and temperatures dropped several notches from warm degrees predicted earlier this week.

The Newport Beach Police Department reported an unexpected drizzle in the city’s west side Tuesday night.

“I don’t know what happened,” said Mark Bogner, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which forecasts weather for The Times. “It’s quite cool for this time of the year.”

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Which was not in the forecast made earlier this week. Meteorologists had predicted that the sun, after weeks of hiding behind clouds, would stay around for the week. Also, high temperatures had been predicted in the high 80s to low 90s.

On Tuesday the high in Santa Ana reached 78 and the low was 63. In Newport Beach, where it rained, the high was a cool 66, the low 61, according to Bogner.

The National Weather Service predictly patchy morning fog near the coast again today, perhaps giving way later to sunshine and temperatures in the 80s. The chance of rain was set at 10%.


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