Forecasters: First week of fall will be a ‘roller coaster ride’

City News ServiceRIVERSIDE - Summer officially ends after today, and the first week of autumn will feature "roller coaster'' weather patterns throughout the Inland Empire, as well as the rest of Southern California, according to the National Weather Service. In its Sunday forecast analysis, the NWS said that everything from dry offshore winds to rain showers are possible over the next six days in the region. "This week's weather will be somewhat of a roller coaster ride, starting out warm and dry, then transitioning to a Santa Ana (wind) pattern ... before turning much cooler,'' according to an NWS statement. Forecasters said that summer conditions will persist into Wednesday, with high temperatures in the Riverside metropolitan area generally in the mid-90s and clear skies, while t
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