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Parts Of Southern California Broke Record High Temperatures Yesterday

The sun sets behind the silhouette of a person drinking from a water bottle.
People view the sun set as a child drinks from a water bottle on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California as temperatures soar in an early-season heatwave.
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Parts of Southern California broke temperature records for this time of year. Yesterday, 90-degree heat baked Camarillo, and Oxnard reached 89-degrees, eclipsing 2008 records when both Ventura County cities hit 88 degrees.

Los Angeles County, however, wasn't very far behind. Bob Hope Airport tied its 2008 record of 86 degrees yesterday. National Weather Service Meteorologist David Sweet says warm temperatures are not typical during this time of year.

"The average high temperature for downtown Los Angeles this time of year is 70, yet [we're] well above it, 15-20 degrees above normal," Sweet said.

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But the heat isn't done cooking just yet. Wednesday highs are expected to be around 90 degrees inland. The San Gabriel Valley should see between the mid-80s, and the San Fernando Valley should hit the lower-90s.

"So yeah, pretty toasty," Sweet said.

But if you've got the time and gas money, the beach should be cooler, with a high of around 80 degrees.

The Santa Clarita Valley will have highs in the mid-to-upper-80s, and the Antelope Valley will have highs in the mid-70s to lower-80s.

Temperatures should come back down next week.

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