Record-Breaking Heat Could Hit Southern California for Third Day in a Row

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Two young boys play in the ocean at Venice Beach. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Southern Californians may experience a third day in a row of record-breaking heat before cooler temperatures move into the area by the weekend.

Forecasters are expecting record highs again Wednesday, although temperatures won’t be as feverish as they were Tuesday, when the mercury reached 90 degrees in Westwood and crushed the old record of 85 set in 2006. And the temperature in Long Beach hit 92 degrees, breaking the record of 86 set in 1991, according to the National Weather Service.

On Wednesday, temperatures could top out at 85 degrees near Los Angeles International Airport, 89 in Burbank and 88 in Westwood and Woodland Hills, the weather service says. All those forecast highs would break the records for the date, set in the late 1980s and early 1990s, by a few degrees.

A large high-pressure system near Utah is bringing dry and warm conditions to Southern California. But like all good things, they must come to an end at some point.

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