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San Diegans enjoy cooler than expected temperatures

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A slight cooling trend starting Sunday is expected to bring some relief after a record-setting weekend of triple-digit temperatures, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

"Today was a couple of degrees cooler -- but still hot," said NWS forecaster James Thomas.

On Saturday Thomas said Campo in rural East County experienced its hottest temperature ever for that day, 106 degrees. The previous recorded high on that date had been 103 degrees in 1972.

Thomas said an onshore flow of air Sunday brought foggy conditions early to the coast as well as temperatures significantly cooler than inland areas.

The weather forecaster said coastal temperatures Sunday were 70 to 78 compared to 90 to 105 in inland valleys and 115 to 120 in the desert.

Thomas said prevailing weather conditions were the result of "an unusually strong high-pressure ridge" that brought temperatures "well above normal for this time of year."

Slightly cooler temperatures are expected during the rest of the week, according to Thomas, who said there is a slight chance of isolated showers in the mountains and sprinkles west of elevated areas on Monday. 

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