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Temperatures break records in Southern California; now, you can expect a short break

By in Press Enterprise on July 9, 2017

By Monica Rodriguez

RIVERSIDE >> Southern Californians suffering from record-breaking temperatures on Saturday will get a break from the heat today, weather forecasters said.

But don’t get too comfortable; by late next week, the mercury will begin to climb again, experts said.

Temperatures on Saturday hit records – the hottest of which was 114 degrees in Lake Elsinore.

Other records that fell Saturday included:

• Camarillo was 87 degrees, which beat its record of 84 set in 1992;

• Oxnard also hit 87 degrees – which, as it turns out, felled the record of 84 degrees set in 1992;

• Riverside was 108 degrees on Saturday, beating the record of 106 set in 1908; and

• Woodland Hills hit 110 degrees, besting the record of 108 set in 2006.

Several cities tied their records. They were:

• Lancaster hit 110 degrees; that temperature was also hit in 1989; and

• Downtown Los Angeles tied its record temperature of 96 degrees, which was set July 8, 1954.

Cooling down

Temperatures will decrease for the next few days and reach the upper 80s and mid 90s in the Los Angeles area. The coasts will be cool with highs in the mid to high 70s, said Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

“Inland areas will be 10 to almost 15 degrees cooler” than they have been, said Noel Isla, forecaster with the National Weather Service office in San Diego.

“Temperatures start a downward trend and run pretty much the same through Friday,” he said.

The desert will also be cooler, Isla said.

Some monsoonal moisture may come into the Southland and could bring with it some thunderstorms, Bartling said.

Working outdoors?

Across Southern California people continued looking for ways to cool off Saturday.

In some instances, coping with the heat meant an early start for workers completing outdoor tasks.

Such was the case for Edgar Ramirez, of Chino, and Edilberto Navarrete, […]    

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