Another hot day in L.A., but relief is on the way
The unusual November heat spell continued Thursday as temperatures climbed into the 90s again throughout Southern California.
The autumn heat wave may have crested with Wednesday’s highs, but the National Weather Service reported that temperatures once again reached record levels. In downtown Los Angeles, for instance, the high of 96 degrees recorded about 2:30 p.m. matched the record set for Nov. 4 in 1976. A record 96 degrees was also recorded in Camarillo, Long Beach and Ontario.
In Santa Ana, the mercury reached 100 degrees, surpassing the record of 77 degrees set in 2000. San Diego also reached 100 degrees, and a temperature of 99 was recorded in Riverside.
But Thursday appears to have been the end of hot spell. The weather service forecasts the heat will subside by Friday and there's a cool and cloudy weekend ahead with highs in the low 70s.
-- Rick Rojas