Sweltering Triple-Digit Heat Doesn't Keep People Indoors

In some Southern California areas on Thursday, the temps were in the triple digits

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    Temperatures quickly topped 100 degrees Thursday in the Inland Empire, but some people still had to work outside. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (Published Thursday, Jul 24, 2014)

    Temperatures in Los Angeles County did not fall short on the hottest day of the year, but that didn't stop people from enjoying the outdoors Thursday.

    Around the Pasadena Rose Bowl loop this morning, joggers, bikers and walkers attempted to beat the inevitable high temps.

    "I'm drenched in sweat," Nicole Deweese said. "Its gonna be a really hot day today."

    Although no temperature records were broken, the mercury kissed the century mark in several Southern California cities.

    The mercury nearly hit 100 degrees in Pasadena, and in other places it blew past. Desert areas were well above 100. Palm Springs was 115 degrees. The coolest spot was Avalon on Catalina Island at 77 degrees.

    Hannah Franco, 14, was not intimidated by the heat. She ran laps with her cross country team around the Rose Bowl Loop and wasn't sweating the weather.

    "We did about 3 miles and then we're going to go do our workouts right now," Franco said.

    Junior golfers teeing it up at the nearby Brookside Golf Club had no problems working on their stroke.

    "I'm just used to the heat so it's not very hot," said Hailey Tellez, who was participating in the Junior Olympics of Golf. 

    Temperatures in the valleys are expected to stay in the 100s though next week, the LA Basin will stay in the high to mid 80s and the coastal areas in the high 70s.

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