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It's Gonna Be Warmer This Week, Making Your Friends Back East Jealous Again

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Didn't we all move to Los Angeles just we didn't have to deal with these frigid temperatures in the middle of winter?We'll back to our regularly scheduled programming this week, according to the National Weather Service, so your friends and family back east can resume being jealous of us while they shovel their driveways out. Put away the peacoats and scarves, it's back to the board shorts and sandals in January!

The LA Times says that temperatures will begin to warm up around 2 p.m. this afternoon (hey that's pretty soon!) and continue to be a little balmy all the way through to Wednesday where we see mercury reach as high as the mid 70s. By the end of the week we'll be back to normalcy with temperatures sitting in the 60s.

This recent cold front came to us courtesy of our neighbors to the north, special delivery from Alberta, Canada where they like things really chilly apparently. LAX recorded a new record low of 36 degrees on New Year's Day. The system also brought a storm that dumped rare snow in parts of the Southland, and also tragically led to the death of a Harbor Patrol officer on Catalina Island.