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High temperatures, dry winds predicted for Southern California

September 6, 2011 | 10:24 pm

Triple-digit temperatures are expected across inland areas of Southern California as warm offshore winds blow across the region Wednesday and Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

The high temperatures and warm winds will result from high pressure that was building over the region Tuesday evening, the weather service said.

Relative humidity in inland areas was expected to drop to the teens on Wednesday and single digits on Thursday, heightening the brush fire threat.

On Tuesday, the temperature reached 103 in Chatsworth, 100 in Pasadena and 101 in Pomona. Downtown Los Angeles topped out at 97 degrees.

In the Inland Empire, Riverside reached 103 degrees and Ontario hit a high of 101, the weather service said.

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