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If you thought the weather was hot, this time it wasn’t just you.

And while things may be a bit cooler for a couple days after Thursday, the coming weekend will seem like summer in February. Valentine’s Day could see temperatures in the mid-80s – just in time for a romantic day at the beach.

But that’s the future, and we’re still looking at Wednesday as the current round of hot weather continues. The region’s heat wave kept temperatures abnormally high mid-week, with several record temperatures.

Three records from 1988 were shattered Wednesday afternoon at UCLA in Westwood, Oxnard and Los Angeles International Airport. UCLA reported highs of 85 degrees, Oxnard reached 88 degrees and LAX hit 85 degrees.

On Tuesday, the downtown L.A. high of 89 broke the previous record for a February 9 — 85 — set in 2006. The 88-degree high at LAX broke the date’s previous record of 85 set in 2006, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday is expected to be hot again, with sunny skies and high temperatures close to 80 at the beaches and nearing 90 in downtown Los Angeles and other inland areas.  It’ll be a bit cooler Friday and Saturday with temperatures ranging from the 70s to around 80, but things will heat up again by Sunday.

Despite all those daytime high temperatures, overnight lows through the weekend are expected to dip down into the 50s.

—City News Service

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