Heat Records Broken, but Lower Temps & Possible Rain Expected this Weekend

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Yesterday, numerous heat-releated records were broken across the southland. It wasn't 113 degrees like the downtown L.A. record that was broken in late-September, but for November, many are calling the 90s way too hot.

In all, 14 records were broken in the National Weather Service's Oxnard office region, which covers L.A., Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties (meaning, it's likely more records were broken in other counties). Of those, downtown once again broke a record at 98 degrees, beating the former record of 94 from 1900. At LAX, it also hit 98 breaking the 1950 record of 94 degrees. A full list of the 14 broken records is below.

"This is actually common for November, but not to this extent," explained Bill Hoffer, a National Weather Service spokesman, about this week's heat. He said, however, to expect lower temperatures on Friday and possible rain over the weekend. "There's a tremendous low pressure in Gulf of Alaska coming our way."

Heat Records Broken on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

LAX: 98 vs. 94 from 1950
DTLA: 97 vs. 96 from 1900
Long Beach: 100 vs. 94 from 1976
Pasadena: 101 vs. 97 from 1997
SG: 100 vs. 97 from 1997
Torrance: 97 vs. 96 from 1950
UCLA 99 vs. 95 from 1949
Lancaster: 86 vs. 85 from 1980
Mt. Wilson 84 vs. 80 from 2009
Palmdale: 85 tied 85 from 1997
Camarillo: 97 vs. 96 from 1950
Cuyuma 89 tied 89 from 2009
Santa Barbara: 93 tied 93 from 1950
Paso Robles: 90 tied 90 from 1949