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Heat Records Broken In Santa Ana, Riverside This Weekend

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The sun sets behind highrise buildings in downtown Los Angeles, California on September 30, 2020. - A heat advisory is in effect for southern California as temperatures hit triple-digits this week with potential for stress on the power grid causing power outages or rolling blackouts. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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This weekend’s temperatures have broken several records for heat in the region at this time of year.

Santa Ana set a record for the highest temperature measured on a Feb. 12 at 91 degrees, and Riverside tied a record for the date at 88.

According to the National Weather Service, this unusual winter heat will last for one more day. Currently, much of Southern California is under a heat advisory until 6 p.m. Sunday night.

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Throughout the day, highs are expected to reach the mid- to upper 80s. Meteorologists predict that the heat wave will end by Tuesday, when temperatures will drop to the upper 60’s with a chance of rain.

The coming week is expected to be more typical for February, with highs in the mid 70’s.

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