Cooling trend begins Tuesday

The area says goodbye to record high temperatures Tuesday and begins a cooling trend that will last for the rest of the week.

Highs along and coast and inland will be in the mid-80s today, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature will be dropping every day and, by Sunday, the projected high temperature for San Diego is 65 degrees, according to the NWS.

Wednesday’s high will be near 72 and patchy fog is expected during the morning hours until Saturday, according to NWS.

The cooldown will mark a drastic change from the high temperatures that scorched the San Diego area Sunday and Monday--a period when records were broken.

Records set Monday for an April 20 included:

-Alpine: 99 degrees (breaking the record of 95, set in 1958)

-Campo: 90 (88, 1997)

-Chula Vista: 97 (89, 1986)

-El Cajon: 101 (90, 1986)

-Oceanside Harbor: 84 (76, 1999)

-Ramona Airport: 96 (88, 1986)

-San Diego International Airport: 98 (93, 1899)

-Wild Animal Park: 100 (91, 1986)