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Record high set at LAX as warm weather grips Southern California

July 19, 2012 | 10:21 pm

Record high temperatures for the day were recorded Thursday in Los Angeles and Ventura counties as warm weather settled over the region.

Above-normal temperatures will continue on Friday and into the weekend as a high pressure builds across Southern California, according to the National Weather Service.

On Thursday, Los Angeles International Airport recorded a daily high of 86 degrees, breaking a record of 84 degrees set in 1951. Camarillo Airport topped out at 82 degrees, tying a record for the day set in 1974, the Weather Service said.

Downtown Los Angeles reached 92 degrees, topping the 90-degree mark for the first time since October 2011.

The high pressure will be accompanied by a surge in monsoonal moisture, which could trigger showers and thunderstorms in the mountains and deserts.

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