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Record Breaking Temperatures Hit Southland

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — What’s expected to be a two-day heat wave in the Southland resulted in at least one temperature record Thursday.

At a reporting station at USC near downtown Los Angeles, the mercury reached 92 degrees, breaking the old record of 90 set in 1966, according to the National Weather Service.

Elsewhere, temperatures were near 80 at the beaches, the upper 80s inland and the mid-80s to lower 90s in the valleys.

But the hot weather — which follows months of rainy and cold weather — should be short-lived, according to the Weather Service.

Highs around 90 degrees are expected again on Friday, but over the weekend, the temperature is forecast to drop about 20 degrees, when there’s also a chance for more rain.

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