Temperatures in Southern California were high Tuesday, but not nearly as high as the day before [Updated]
Temperatures in inland areas of Southern California were in the high 90s and low triple digits Tuesday, but didn't compare to the blistering heat that hit the region Monday, the National Weather Service said.
[Corrected 8:46 a.m., Sept. 29: An earlier version of this post said the temperature at the Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday was 10 degrees warmer than on Monday. It was 10 degrees cooler.]
At the downtown Los Angeles weather station at USC, the temperature was 99 degrees -- far below Monday's all-time record of 113 degrees, the weather service said. Woodland Hills and Pomona recorded 98 degrees, while Lancaster hit 101.
At the Santa Monica Pier, the temperature topped out at 94 degrees -- 10 degrees cooler than the day before.
The heat wave was attributed to "compressional heating" caused by warm air blowing from inland areas to the coast, said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist in Oxnard.
In Ventura County, Filmore was 101 degrees, while Oxnard and Thousand Oaks hit 98, the weather service said.
"It was pretty toasty out there," Bartling said.
-- Robert J. Lopez