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Temps to drop to low 40s as rain possible Tuesday, Thurs.

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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 1:15 pm | Updated: 1:19 pm, Mon Feb 13, 2012.

Valley residents can expect to see a drop in temperatures this week - and a chance of rain on Tuesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

A low-pressure weather system is traveling east from the Pacific Ocean and causing the low 80s temperatures that were here during the weekend to quickly disappear.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 40s throughout the week, but warmer and dryer temperatures are expected to return by the weekend with highs reaching into the low 70s.

The high temperature for Monday is expected to be 68 degrees and a high of 60 and low of 51 on Tuesday with a 50 percent chance of rain. The temperatures are lower than normal but nothing unusual, according to Keith Kincaid, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"We get winter weather systems that come through this time of year," Kincaid said. "It's going to affect the whole general area."

Average high temperatures for this time of year are around 70 with the low average temperatures being 48 degrees, but the low-pressure system riding through this week is causing temperatures to be about 10 degrees below normal, Kincaid said.

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