Records set as highs hit 80s and 90s in Southern California

Temperatures hit the 80s and 90s across Southern California on Tuesday as high pressure brought summer-like weather to the region, but a cool down was expected to begin during the next several days, according to forecasters.

A record high for the day of 92 degrees was set at Long Beach Airport. That topped by three degrees a record set in 1968, according to the National Weather Service.

San Diego reached 87 degrees, breaking a daily record of 82 degres set in 1885, the Weather Service said.

Downtown Los Angeles hit a high 88 degrees, and Pomona reached 94, the Weather Service said.

"It's been a little toasty," said Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist at the Weather Service office in Oxnard.

At the Santa Monica Pier, where cooler ocean breezes prevailed, the high was a comfortable 67 degrees.

In Orange County, Santa Ana and Lake Forest each recorded a high of 94 degrees. Newport Beach reached 72 degrees and Laguna Beach hit 79 degrees, according to the Weather Service.

In the Inland Empire, Riverside reached 96 degrees and Ontario hit 93 degrees.

Temperatures on Wednesday are expected to range from the low 70s in coastal areas to the low 80s in inland areas. The weather is expected to return to normal by the weekend with highs in the 60s and 70s.




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