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textalerts180 Fire Danger, Hot Weather Continues Thursday For SoCal

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Record-heat and dry conditions will persist in Southern California Thursday, officials said.

A new record of 97 degrees was set at LAX Thursday morning, the National Weather Service said.

A red flag warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. for Ventura and Los Angeles counties only, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind gusts are expected to range between 25 and 35 mph in the valleys and mountains.

Temperatures will continue to hover 15 to 30 degrees above normal.

More than a dozen cities Wednesday broke or tied high temperatures for the date, including the following:

  • 99 degrees at downtown Los Angeles/USC, breaking the record of 96 set in 1890
  • 101 degrees at Long Beach Airport, breaking the record of 93 set in 1970
  • 96 degrees at UCLA, breaking the record of 87 set in 1979 and tied last year

For a list of cooling centers across the region, click here.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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