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Record-setting heat wave continues across L.A. area

October 13, 2011 |  8:51 am

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A heat wave that has already set new high-temperature records is expected to continue across Southern California on Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, a 99-degree reading in downtown L.A. on Wednesday tied the record for the day, while Long Beach saw a record high, 102 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to stay in the 90s in the L.A. basin and reach above 100 in some inland valley locations on Thursday. Coastal areas will be cooler, with highs in the 80s.

The weather service said some temperature records could be set today, but a slight cooling trend is expected to begin Friday.


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Image: A screen shot detailing Thursday's forecast and hot-weather precautions. Credit: National Weather Service