It was another scorcher in the Southland Monday as temperatures hit the 90-degree mark in Orange County and the San Fernando Valley, and the old record of 78 degrees for this date at Los Angeles International Airport was shattered as the mercury hit 82.
Monday’s heat was a continuation of hot weather over the weekend, but things will be starting to cool off a bit Tuesday and through the rest of the week.
Overnight lows Monday through Tuesday will dip down into the upper 50s, and temperatures inland Tuesday will top out in the low to mid 80s. Beaches will see slightly brisk temperatures in the mid 60s and low 70s. The cooling trend will continue and skies will be cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers Friday through Saturday.
The heat this weekend and Monday was the result of offshore winds sweeping in from Nevada and the Four Corners area, according to forecasters. But the onset of onshore winds should cause temperatures to dip and the cooling trend to begin Tuesday.
— Staff and wire reports