Southern California has set record-high temperatures in recent days as a heat wave ripples across the region.
Record high temperatures in Lancaster and Woodland Hills topped out at 109 degrees, with a record of 95 at Sandberg in the Antelope Valley. The hot weather is expected to continue Friday, with a slight cooling trend on Sunday or Monday.
A "flex alert" was issued Thursday, asking consumers to set their air conditioners to 78 and turn it off when they are away from home, and to conserve energy. The alert was lifted for the weekend, though Californians are still being urged to conserve energy.
Angelenos have been hitting the pool, stirring up some lemonade and staying indoors to beat the blistering heat.
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Photo: Olivia Gohlke swings through the cool, shallow water of the San Luis Rey River while her parents and extended family cool off in inner tubes. It was about 102 degrees at the La Jolla Indian Reservation campground Tuesday, where four San Diego families are on their 21st annual weeklong campout. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times