Winter heat wave continues to set record high temperatures
A late-winter heat wave continued Thursday, producing summer-like conditions and breaking additional temperature records across the region.
A record high of 93 degrees was recorded at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, breaking the old record of 89 set in 1994, according to the National Weather Service. Twenty miles east in Woodland Hills, temperatures reached 94 degrees, surpassing the old record of 83 that was also set in 1994.
Other heat records were set in the Los Angeles County foothill community of Sandberg, where temperatures rose to 82 degrees, replacing the old record of 75 set in 1994. In Lancaster, it was 88, versus the old record of 85 in 2007.
Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist at the NWS, said the high-pressure system that's been producing the warm conditions is expected to break down over the next few days, making way for cooler weather. She also said a cold-weather system is approaching the state and will produce showers and colder temperatures -- but perhaps not here.
"Brrr," she said. "But it could be one of those systems that doesn't make it all the way into Los Angeles."
The next system, she added, is likely to affect the northern parts of the state and produce rain, while Los Angeles could see temperatures drop 20 degrees or more to the low to mid-60s.
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