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Extreme heat forecast to prevail through Thursday

September 7, 2011 |  8:39 am

With temperatures expected to reach the 100-degree mark in some areas, Wednesay might be a good day to head to the beach, if work or school doesn't get in the way.

The current heat wave, typical for this time of year in Southern California, is expected to last until Thursday, said Bill Hoffer, a spokesman for the National Weather Service.

Caused by a combination of high pressure and offshore flow, the high temperatures should began moderating significantly by the end of the week.

Wednesday should see temperatures in the low- to mid-80s at the beaches and between 99 and 104 inland, Hoffer said.

It could be as hot as 106 degrees inland Thursday.

“People planning outdoor activities should take into consideration the hot temperatures and adjust their activities,” Hoffer said.


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