Break Out the Sunblock: SoCal Residents Bask in Sunshine

A wind advisory will be in effect until Friday afternoon, but LA will see temperatures in the 80s.

By Heather Navarro
|  Thursday, Feb 28, 2013  |  Updated 12:42 PM PDT
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It's Hot Out and the Surf's Up

John Salanoa

A surfer gets air above a wave in Huntington Beach on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

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It’s hot and that’s the way Southern California residents like it. Say goodbye to February cold snaps as a warming trend brings sizzling temperatures and cool breezes to Southern California.

High temperatures in the inland areas around the region are expected to hover in the 80s while beach temperatures are expected to hover in the 70s through Saturday with overnight lows in the mid 50s.

Wind advisories are in effect until 2 p.m. Friday as forecasters expect up to 35 mph gusts in the Inland Empire, a fact that sent a shockwave of horror on Facebook.

“Oh the humanity! We will have to stock up on food and flashlights!” said Mark Peterka on NBC LA’s Facebook page.

It’s time to break out the surfboards as a swell kicks up a along Ventura and Los Angeles County beaches with sets up to 4 feet, forecasters said.

The stroke of good fortune may last through next Wednesday when forecasters predict a 40 percent chance of rain.

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