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L.A.'s record-breaking heat wave is about to end; Southland, rejoice
L.A.'s record-breaking heat wave is about to end; Southland, rejoice

The sweltering heat wave gripping Southern California is about to crash. Temperatures are expected to drop roughly 10 degrees on Thursday, giving residents across the region their first substantial break from triple-digit heat in days. That means inland areas should see temperatures in the mid-80s, and the beaches will see highs in the mid-70s, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to fall by a few degrees more on Friday, where they'll remain through the weekend. The respite couldn't come at a better time. Tuesday's intense heat helped cities to topple or tie a number of longtime high-temperature records. The oldest was in downtown Los...

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