Heatwave Update

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It is already hot on the beach but overall temperatures are expected to be cooler today as the Southland finally gets a break after days of record-breaking temperatures.

Today’s National Weather Service forecast calls for highs in the mid-70s
to mid-80s at the beaches and in the mid-80s to mid-90s inland. On average,
that’s up to 10 degrees cooler than recent days.On Saturday, downtown Los Angeles set a record for July 8 with a high of

Yesterday downtown Los Angeles set a record for July 8 with a high of
96 degrees, breaking the old record of 95 degrees set in 1886, according to
the National Weather Service. Other highs Saturday included 111 in Woodland Hills, 110 in Lancaster

Other highs Saturday included 111 in Woodland Hills, 110 in Lancaster
and 100 in Pasadena.The NWS attributed the heat wave to a “strong upper-level high-pressure

The NWS attributed the heat wave to a “strong upper-level high-pressure system centered over the desert southwest.”Temperatures are expected to continue gradually decreasing over the next

Temperatures are expected to continue gradually decreasing over the next few days, according to the NWS. But the region’s poor air quality will continue, remaining in the
moderate to very unhealthful range today, which could pose a danger for people
with respiratory conditions.