Temperatures may cool off this week, but only slightly, as part of a dress rehearsal for what Mother Nature has in store for autumn.
“We’re starting to head into an early fall type of pattern,” said Vladimir Ryshko, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. But don’t say goodby to summer yet, Ryshko said.
“It’s not over by any means, but the transition is starting,” Ryshko said. “It could be very hot again in a week or so, but it’s a preview of some of the things to come.”
A low-pressure system sitting off of Washington state is cooling much of the Pacific Coast, but its effect on Southern California is expected to be minimal.
Low temperatures in the Valley on Sunday were in the mid-50s to mid-60s and highs were in the 90s. The lows were expected to rise for Monday and the highs were expected to drop a couple of degrees, Ryshko said.
The new weather system will allow the marine layer to come into the Valley overnight and stay a little longer. That will bring some moisture and slightly hazy conditions for Monday, Ryshko said.
For Monday, temperatures are predicted to reach 90 in Van Nuys, 92 in Northridge and 94 in Woodland Hills.