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Los Angeles heat wave to continue as records fall, but cooling trend coming

March 17, 2010 |  8:32 am
The warm temperatures that have broken some records this week are expected to continue Wednesday.

New highs for Tuesday were recorded in several parts of Southern California, including UCLA (87 degrees), Oxnard (86), and Camarillo (85). Santa Ana hit a new record for the day, 92 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters say temperatures will reach the high 70s along the coast and the high 80s in inland valleys as high pressure and warm breezes continue.

But a cooling trend is on the way.

Temperatures will begin to drop Thursday, with highs in the 70s expected by the weekend. Coastal areas will begin to experience haze and sea breezes.

--Shelby Grad

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