After the winter heat wave set temperature records Wednesday, Southern California will see a slight cooling trend through Sunday, when temperatures will again rise in time for the L.A. Marathon.
The temperature reached 85 degrees in Los Angeles on Wednesday, busting the record of 83 degrees, set on the date in 1988, according to the weather service. And in Camarillo, the temperature hit 89. The previous record of 86 was set last year.
UCLA, Oxnard, Burbank, Camarillo and Woodland Hills all set records for the day.
The temperature in Oxnard reached 88 degrees, breaking the record of 83, set in 1988.
A large high-pressure system near Utah is bringing dry and warm conditions to Southern California. The warm weather is expected to dissipate and give way to a low-pressure system by this weekend.
"This will result in one last day with possible record heat before a slow but steady cooling trend takes hold through Saturday," weather service meteorologist Andrew Rourke said in a statement.
Amid the slight cooling trend, Southern California will be dry, and the skies will be clear.
By Sunday's L.A. Marathon, temperatures could bump back up 2 to 4 degrees into the high 70s and low 80s, forecasters say.
The warming trend will continue into Monday but eventually should flatten out by the middle of next week. Forecasters say a "medium rain system" could bring some showers to the region by Wednesday.
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