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Record heat brings 90-degree temperatures to the Southland

March 31, 2011 |  6:45 pm

Ninety-degree temperatures scorched Southern California on Thursday afternoon as record high temperatures for the day were set from San Luis Obispo to Long Beach.

The high in Riverside was 98 degrees, while Ojai in Ventura County hit 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

In Los Angeles County, the temperature topped out at 95 degrees in Chatsworth, 92 at UCLA and 93 in Pasadena.

Downtown Los Angeles near USC set a record for the day of 92 degrees, the weather service said. Long Beach reported a record of 89 degrees.

Along the Central Coast, San Luis Obispo also set a record of 88 degrees.

The weather service is predicting cooler temperatures beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend, with highs in the upper 60s and 70s.


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