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STUDIO CITY (CBS) — The very hot weather continues for Southern California.

We have mostly clear skies across the southland, there are some patches of clouds along the coast, but sunny skies will prevail Wednesday. We remain on the western edge of an upper level high that is parked over the Southwest. This is bringing us extremely warm temperatures for our valley cities.

We broke a couple of records Tuesday: Lancaster got up to 107 and Sandberg got up to 96. The high pressure is strengthening a bit, so we can expect similar highs Wednesday.

We will be well past 100 in our inland areas. We will see a surge of moisture from the south, however the bulk of that flow and instability will remain to the east. It is for this reason, the Oxnard NWS office dropped the excessive heat watch, but the San Diego office left it in. This just means as you travel into the Inland Empire, humidity levels will rise to critical levels.

In fact, the excessive heat watch has been replaced by an excessive heat warning. There is also the slight chance for a thunderstorm in our mountains and deserts as well. The hot weather stays with us through the weekend…and then next week we should get a bit of a break.

Beaches – mid to upper 70s
Basin -low 90s
Valleys – upper 90s to low 100s
Deserts – low 100s
Mountains – low 80s

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