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Heat wave will peak in Southern California this weekend

August 27, 2011 |  7:53 am

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Record-setting heat will continue this weekend before a cooling trend slowly begins to take hold.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will remain in the 90s in the L.A. basin and above 100 degrees in inland valleys. Desert areas will be even hotter. The one relief valve will be the beaches, where temperatures will hit the 80s.

On Friday, Palmdale set an all-time record for the day, hitting 107 degrees (the old record was 106, set in 1999).

The Weather Service predicts broiling temperatures in inland sections of Orange County and the Inland Empire as well as the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys over the weekend.

By Monday, temperatures will decline slightly in the L.A. basin, with relief coming to inland areas later in the week.

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Image: National Weather Service

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