High Heat Sets Records In Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is broiling in triple-digit heat as high pressure turned the airflow offshore and brought record highs.

The National Weather Service reports downtown Los Angeles hit 100 degrees Friday, breaking a record of 99 degrees set in 1894.

The mercury reached 104 degrees at Long Beach Airport, shattering the previous record of 96 degrees set in 1979.

UCLA students felt record temperatures on campus, where a temperature of 97 degrees broke a 1937 record of 92 degrees.

In San Diego County, Vista reached 106 degrees, breaking a 1971 record of 99 El Cajon sweltered at 103 degrees, topping its 1989 record of 100.

The trend is expected to repeat on Saturday, followed by some cooling until a rebuilding of high pressure next week.

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