Record high set at LAX as warm weather grips Southern California
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.
— Robert J. Lopez