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Downtown L.A. registers another record high temperature

November 3, 2010 |  6:01 pm

Downtown Los Angeles hit a record high of 97 degrees Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

Yes, on Nov. 3.

The high, reached at 12:52 p.m., surpassed the record of 96 degrees recorded in 1900.

Wednesday's high was 21 degrees above the typical high for Nov. 3 of 76 degrees, weather service figures indicate.

The higher-than-average temperatures are expected to continue Thursday, although it won’t be as hot as Wednesday. The weather service forecast a Thursday high downtown of 90.

But the heat will probably subside in time for a cool and breezy weekend. A sunny high of 79 is expected for Friday, and the highs in the 70s will last through the weekend.

-- Rick Rojas