The good news is we may finally have no more record-breaking heat, at least for a bit.
The bad news is it’s still going to be hot Sunday around Southern California.
Sunday’s National Weather Service forecast in the Los Angeles area calls for highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s at the beaches and in the mid 80s to mid 90s inland, while the mercury will near 100 in the valleys. On average, that’s up to 10 degrees cooler than recent days.
On Saturday, downtown Los Angeles set a record for July 8 with a high of 96 degrees, breaking the old record of 95 degrees set in 1886, according to the National Weather Service.
But that was cool compared to Friday’s Palm Springs high of 122. That was a new record in the desert resort for that date, but it fell a degree short of the all-time record. It’s “only” expected to be 109 in Palm Springs Sunday.
Other high tempartures Saturday included 111 in Woodland Hills, 110 in Lancaster and 100 in Pasadena.
The NWS attributed the heat wave to a “strong upper-level high-pressure system centered over the desert southwest.”
Temperatures are expected to continue gradually decreasing over the next few days, according to the NWS.
But the region’s poor air quality will continue, remaining in the moderate to very unhealthful range Sunday, which could pose a danger for people with respiratory conditions.
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