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The 90s Are Back: Get Ready For A Heat Spell

It's too hot (Photo by Robert Larson via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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It feels like we hardly had a winter, and now it seems that summer is off to an early start this year. Today kicks off a two-day heat wave that will send temperatures soaring into the 90s. Tomorrow is supposed to cool down a few degrees but even that is expected to break temperature records for March 27.

The National Weather Service blames an unseasonably hot air mass building up over the Southland for the heat wave, according to City News Service. Today there are supposed to be sunny skies and highs of 91 in downtown, 88 at LAX, 89 in Long Beach, 92 in Pasadena and Woodland Hills and 93 in Yorba Linda. Friday's highs are supposed to be a few degrees lower, which is still a little toasty for March.

Thankfully, it is expected to cool down for the weekend and return to the blissful 70s and 80s. But be careful if you plan on heading to the coast, because there are supposed to be strong rip currents and sneaker waves. There is a beach hazard statement in effect for Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties starting late tonight through Sunday afternoon.