Southern California turns summery again
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California weather has returned to dry summer-like conditions with record highs.
The National Weather Service says weak offshore flow and high pressure aloft will warm afternoon temperatures above normal levels through Friday.
Downtown Los Angeles hit 80 degrees on Wednesday and similar highs were common throughout neighboring counties. Records for the date were set at Palmdale Airport, where it was 81 degrees, and with an 82-degree reading at Lancaster.
Forecasters say more records are in sight Thursday.
Downtown Los Angeles has received less than a quarter-inch of rain this month, more than an inch below normal to date. The weather station has recorded only 1.20 inches since the July 1 start of the rain year, a deficit of 7.7 inches.