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    Record-Breaking Heat Returning to Southern California

    By By Brian Edwards, Meteorologist
    November 06, 2012, 12:18:26 AM EST

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    An offshore flow will send temperatures soaring across Southern California all the way to the coast over the next few days.

    A large zone of high pressure currently over the central Pacific Ocean will build into the Southwest over the next few days. This will, in turn, send the winds out of a northeasterly direction, allowing warmth to travel all the way to the coast.

    Temperatures will heat up into the middle and upper 80s throughout the valleys of Southern California beginning Sunday.

    The hottest day appears to be Monday when several record highs could be broken. Temperatures will rise into the lower 90s from downtown Los Angeles through Riverside and San Bernardino.


    80-degree temperatures will make it all the way to the coast, impacting Santa Barbara, Long Beach, and San Diego.

    The record high on Monday in downtown Los Angeles is 94, set all the way back in 1898. That record is in jeopardy of being broken along with a couple of others.

    The record in Ontario is 92 set back in 1976, which could also be broken or tied.

    Very warm temperatures will persist through Tuesday before temperatures moderate a bit on Wednesday, though it will still remain rather nice.

    By Thursday, daytime highs will be back to normal with the return of the marine layer clouds in the late-night and early morning hours.

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