The Southland was baking again Friday in some unseasonably toasty temperatures that will continue Saturday, extending a stretch of days that’s already seen some record highs around the area.
The mercury hit a record 92 degrees Friday in Oxnard, breaking the previous Nov. 12 mark of 88, set in 1942, according to the National Weather Service. That came a day after a record high of 90 for the date was tied at Hollywood Burbank Airport, matching the mark set in 1974.
At noon Friday, it was 98 degrees in Santa Ana, 93 in Van Nuys, 92 in Long Beach, 88 in downtown L.A. and 86 at LAX.
High pressure aloft and Santa Ana winds are expected to keep conditions very warm and dry through Saturday, with gradual cooling Sunday and Monday, according to the weather service.
“Areas of northeast winds along the coastal foothills will peak (Friday), then weaken,” according to the NWS.
“High temperatures will be well above normal through the weekend, but an increasing sea breeze will bring some cooling to the coast.”
Forecasters said stronger onshore flow will drag fog and low clouds inland next week, bringing back cooler and more humid marine air.
The forecast for Friday and Saturday called for highs to the mid-80s at the beaches to the mid-90s inland, along with winds 15 to 26 mph, gusting to 35.
Temps should dip into the mid-80s inland Sunday and Monday before dropping into the more seasonable 70s beginning Tuesday, the NWS said.