The heat is on in Southern California, crushing records

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The heat is rising in Southern California and the records are falling. The National Weather Service says high pressure and offshore flow will push temperatures above normal through Saturday.

High temperatures are expected to peak between 100 and 106 degrees over the interior valleys and deserts, while interior coastal areas range from 85 to 95 degrees. Areas closer to the coast will have highs from the mid-70s to low 90s.

Forecasters expect some heat records Thursday after seeing marks set or tied Wednesday. They included a high of 105 at Paso Robles Airport that equaled the record set on the date in 1967.

Thunderstorms also brought heavy rain to north-central San Bernardino County.

Joshua Tree National Park had flooding Wednesday that left a road near Twentynine Palms strewn with debris.

Cooling centers

In L.A., Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, call 2-1-1 from any phone for a list of cooling center options.

Tip: Call the center in advance to make sure seating is available.

Tip: If the center you want is at capacity, or non-operational, head to a local, air conditioned library.

Below is a map of cooling centers and splash pads/pools provided by L.A. County. You can also search the online directory to find the closest location.

More cooling centers courtesy of Southern California Edison: 

L.A. County Cooling Centers (August 2015)

A map of a list of cooling centers provided by 2-1-1 Orange County:

For residents of Riverside County, the public health department has created this map to help you locate a cooling center near you.

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