Long Beach set a record high on Sunday with a reported peak of 90 degrees—replacing the 89 degree mark set on April 17, 1999, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures were 15 to 18 degrees above normal Sunday, NWS officials said, and that should remain the case for much of Monday. According to NWS meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie, offshore winds have been sweeping in high heat from Nevada and the Four Corners area.
The high temperatures have also prompted the NWS to warn of an elevated danger of fire through Wednesday as a result of the winds. The onset of onshore winds should cause temperatures to dip and begin to revert to the 60s and 70s starting Tuesday, said forecasters.
Monday’s highs are forecast to be 86 in Long Beach.
While some areas will be back in the 70s starting Tuesday, especially near the coast, others—including Woodland Hills and Yorba Linda—will fall back to the 70s only on Friday, when showers are expected in parts of the region.
City News Service contributed to this report.