Sunny, Warm Week to Dry Things Out

Rain-saturated areas will have a chance to dry out with sunshine and warm temperatures expected this week, forecasters said.

Temperatures today will be in the low 70s in the San Fernando Valley, followed by overnight lows in the low- to mid-40s, said John Sherwin, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecast information to The Times.

"No problems for the whole week," said Sherwin. "Basically, you have an area of high pressure over Southern California and it will strengthen through the week, allowing temperatures to become warmer each day through Thursday."

Today's high temperatures are expected to be 70 in Woodland Hills, Van Nuys and Chatsworth, and 69 in Burbank. Tonight's lows will be 43 in Woodland Hills, 44 in Chatsworth and 45 in Burbank and Van Nuys.

"It's going to feel warm during the day after the unseasonably cool weather Southern California has experienced during the past month," Sherwin said. "The temperature readings, which have been below normal for this time of the year, will finally reach above normal readings."

Mostly sunny skies are expected for Tuesday, with highs in the low to mid-70s and overnight lows in the mid-40s.

On Wednesday, sunny skies and afternoon highs in the mid- to upper 70s are expected, with lows in the mid- to upper 40s.

Sunshine with some high clouds are expected for Thursday, with temperatures in the mid-70s in the afternoon followed by overnight lows in the mid- to upper 40s.

Lower temperatures are expected Friday, with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s, and lows in the mid- to upper 40s.

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