The coolest place to spend Mother's Day in the Southland was the beach, as afternoon temperatures in many inland areas hit over 100 degrees, nearing record levels in some communities. 

The temperature in Van Nuys and Palm Springs was 103 at 1 p.m. Sunday, while it was 35 degrees cooler in Manhattan Beach, according to David Sweet of the National Weather Service.

It was 101 in Chatsworth, 100 in Ontario, 101 in Riverside, 102 in Woodland Hills and, again, "starkly different at the beach," Sweet said, adding that Leo Carrillo recorded 66 degrees at 1 p.m. and Redondo Beach was only one degree higher.

In downtown L.A., meteorologists recorded 82 degrees at 1 p.m. and were anticipating a high of 87.

In Burbank, where the record for May 12 is 100 degrees (recorded in 1976), the temperature was 99 degrees at 1 p.m. and still had room to climb.

"We'll be close to some records," Sweet said. "I always tell people that if you don't like the weather, drive 10 miles because you can get 60s at the beach or temperatures near 100 in the valleys."

And for those looking for some relief from the heat on Monday, it's probably not going to happen.

"Tomorrow should be just as warm," Sweet said. 

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