Another day of scorching heat.
A brutal heat wave continues to grip Southern California on Saturday, with temperatures expected to hit 103 degrees in Long Beach, 102 in downtown Los Angeles and about 96 at L.A. International Airport.
As of noon, Long Beach and downtown L.A. had already reported temperatures of 98 degrees. It was slightly cooler at LAX — 97. Whittier Hill was among the hottest at 100 degrees.
In the last 24 hours, heat-related blackouts were reported in parts of Westwood, downtown L.A., Hancock Park and Torrance, leaving thousands of residents and businesses without power. By noon Saturday, much of the power had been restored.