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Storm Cleanups Continue as Forecasters Predict Mostly Sunny Week

Strong winds toppled a tree onto a truck in Mar Vista and the paddleboard tennis courts in Venice Beach were covered with wheelbarrows full of sand.

The storm system that moved through the area over the weekend toppled a tree onto a pickup truck in Mar Vista, covered the paddleboard tennis courts on Venice Beach with mounds of sand and sent numerous palm tree fronds flying.

While crews were working Monday morning to clean up the mess, forecasters predicted a nice turn in the weather.

It should be mostly sunny through most of the week with a high near 57 degrees Monday with high temperatues in the low- to mid-60s through Thursday, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.

The slight warming trend should end Friday when cooler and cloudier conditions will move in and there's also a chance of rain over the weekend, forecasters said.

The cold front that brought rain and strong winds into the area over the weekend has been making its way east and is being replaced by a ridge of high pressure that will bring warmer weather, the forecasters said. The forecast said that "Wednesday and Thursday will be the stars" of the week.

Here's the weather forecast for the week from the National Weather Service:

Monday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Breezy, with a west northwest wind between 15 and 20 mph becoming calm. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. West southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming west southwest between 5 and 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Friday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 61.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Sunday: A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

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