Chance of Indian Summer Weekend Is Dim

TIMES STAFF WRITER

Beach-goers hoping to catch the last of the summer rays this weekend will be disappointed, forecasters said.

A low-pressure trough, hovering around the coast, will keep the days overcast and cool, according to Marty McKewon, meteorologist for WeatherData Inc., which tracks weather for The Times.

Friday's temperatures across the county were about 10 degrees cooler than average. Two cities even had sprinkles.

"We're used to having high pressure (around this time of the year), but with this trough pressure, the clouds do not burn up," McKewon said.

The high temperatures for Newport Beach today are not expected to break into the 70s, McKewon said, while Sunday's high is predicted to be 71 degrees.

Other beaches along the coastline should not expect anything sunnier, McKewon said.

However, inland weather is expected to improve from Friday's gray. The low clouds and patchy fog should dissipate by this afternoon, McKewon said, and temperatures are expected to reach the 80s.

The inland forecast for Sunday is sunny with highs the 80s or low 90s and lows in the 60s.

On Friday, Santa Ana and El Toro reported a high of 72 degrees, while Newport Beach's high was 65 degrees.

Slight drizzles were reported Friday in El Toro and San Juan Capistrano.

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