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Heat wave brought record temps, but cooling trend on the way

A marine layer blankets Malibu, California, in this stock photo. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sukup said the weekend's heat wave would be giving way this week to a cooling trend, with marine layer clouds moving over the coast from Long Beach to Malibu.
A marine layer blankets Malibu, California, in this stock photo. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sukup said the weekend's heat wave would be giving way this week to a cooling trend, with marine layer clouds moving over the coast from Long Beach to Malibu.
Stock image by Pacheco via Flickr Creative Commons

Southern California will get some relief from the heat following record-breaking temperatures set in several locations over the weekend.

Records fell in Burbank and Lancaster, which both registered triple-digit heat on Sunday. Even coastal Long Beach hit 96 degrees, breaking its old record of 95 set in 1992, according to the National Weather Service.

But the intense heat wave was expected to subside. On Monday, it was already about 5 degrees to 10 degrees cooler, with below-normal temperatures expected by Wednesday, according to Scott Sukup, a meteorologist with the weather service.

This cooling trend “should last through at least the end of the week, and then looks like a little bit of a warmup next weekend, but nothing like we had this past weekend,” Sukup told KPCC.

The excessive heat warnings that had been in place heading into the weekend ended at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sukup said.

A marine layer settled over some coastal areas Monday morning. The fog and clouds were expected to expand into inland areas for the overnight hours, according to Sukup.

Records broken

A number of records were broken during the heat wave, the National Weather Service reported. Here’s a look at Sunday's record temperatures: