Mostly clear skies and warm weather are expected to continue through the first part of the week in Southern California, followed by a cooling trend that will push high temperatures down into the upper-60s by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

High temperatures in the mid-70s and lower 80s were predicted Sunday through Tuesday throughout Los Angeles County, according to NWS forecasts. Highs will be just a few degrees cooler in the Inland Empire.

Winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected to blow throughout the region Monday.

"By later in the week, things do change," NWS Meteorologist David Sweet said. "It's still pretty mild, but not as warm as it is right now."

Wednesday through Friday, Los Angeles County high temperatures will fall into the lower- to mid-70s, with partly cloudy skies, Sweet said.

Mostly cloudy conditions are predicted by Friday night and into Saturday, when high temperatures are not expected to climb out of the 60s in most areas.

And though it was too early for accurate predictions Sunday, Sweet said forecasters are keeping an eye on a system that has the potential to drop rain on the Southland as temperatures dip.

"We're watching the situation," he said. "There is a little system off the coast that might influence us later in the week."

- Brian Day, twitter.com/sgvcrime


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