Triple-digit heat scorches Southern California inland areas

Triple-digit heat scorched parts of Southern California on Monday, and the National Weather Service said above-normal temperatures would continue in inland areas for the rest of the week.

In Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, the temperature topped out at 107 degrees Monday, according to the weather service. In Los Angeles County, Palmdale recorded a high of 104 and Burbank reported 100 degrees.

[Updated, 6:48 p.m July 1: The 107 degrees reported in Paso Robles tied a record for the day set in 1950, the Weather Service said.]


Downtown Los Angeles reached 92, and the Long Beach Airport hit 93.

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Riverside saw 101 degrees and Lake Elsinore 104. In Palm Springs it hit 114, and Blythe topped that with 115, the weather service said.

In Orange County, Yorba Linda, Lake Forest and the Fullerton Airport all recorded highs of 97.

The high pressure bringing the heat wave will give way to cooler ocean breezes that will cause temperatures to drop each day this week in coastal areas, the weather service said. But inland and valley areas will continue to experience above-normal temperatures.


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