Environment & Science

Record highs set across Los Angeles — and next week gets even hotter

File: A child cools off in a water fountain plaza at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on June 2, 2013.
File: A child cools off in a water fountain plaza at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on June 2, 2013.
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It's hot outside. We've been dealing with a heat wave in the greater Los Angeles area, and while temperatures are expected to cool down going into the weekend, they're going to start heating back up on Sunday and stay hot early next week, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday, a low pressure trough is coming through, bringing some clouds, but that won't last. This follows records either broken or tied around the area Wednesday:

"'88 was a warm, warm year," NWS meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie said.

Burbank tied an even older record: 87 degrees, set in 1971. Woodland Hills also broke their record, hitting 90 degrees — the old record of 86 was set in 1991.

More records could be broken going forward. While some records were vulnerable Thursday, the cooling trend makes that less likely, but next week — watch out.

"I would say that definitely early next week — maybe not Sunday, but Monday, Tuesday, as we kind of ramp back up, those same locations, if we get back up into the upper 80s, there's a lot of temperatures that would be vulnerable for breaking," Hoxsie said.

The highs in the greater L.A. area look to be in the lower 80s on Saturday, moving to the upper 80s on Monday, according to the NWS. The San Gabriel Valley could get up to around 90.

The NWS also issued a high surf advisory, starting Friday morning at 9 and going through Sunday at noon.