The Southland's mild weather will give way to a heat wave beginning Wednesday, with forecasters predicting temperatures well above normal by week's end.
High pressure is expected to settle over the area beginning today, lessening the marine layer and ushering in warmer weather.
For Wednesday, the forecasters predicted temperatures of 87 in downtown Los Angeles, 90 in Long Beach, 93 in Fullerton, 98 in Pasadena and 101 in Woodland Hills.
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Temperatures are expected to gradually increase over the next few days, rising about four to five degrees by Saturday.
There's not much chance of any heat records being broken.
Inland areas could see higher-than-normal temperatures as late as next
Tuesday, although coastal areas should see some cooling beginning Sunday,
City News Service contributed to this report.