LOS ANGELES (CNS / FOX 11) - Temperatures will drop a few degrees Tuesday but remain above normal because of high pressure, forecasters said.
Temperatures along the coastline will be six degrees above normal, but 4 or 5 miles inland they'll be 12-18 degrees higher than average, said National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Rorke. He said some record temperatures for an April 10 are possible in valley areas, especially the San Fernando Valley.
Several heat records for an April 9 were reached or matched Monday. Long Beach reached 96 degrees, breaking the record of 91 set in 1968. Burbank reached a high of 94, beating the 2014 record of 91 degrees, while UCLA's temperature of 93 degrees beat the 1968 record of 87.
Partly cloudy skies were forecast in L.A. County today, along with highs of 70 in Avalon; 74 degrees on Mount Wilson; 76 at LAX; 84 in Long Beach; 86 in Downtown L.A.; 89 in Palmdale; 90 in Lancaster, Burbank and San Gabriel; 91 in Pasadena; and 92 in Saugus and Woodland Hills. Temperatures will fall another several degrees Wednesday, with highs expected to be up to 16 degrees lower, remain roughly at the same level Thursday, then resume climbing, going up by several degrees and reverting to today's levels on Saturday before ebbing again starting Sunday.
Sunny skies were forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 68 in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and San Clemente; 83 in Anaheim; 84 in Irvine; 86 in Yorba Linda; and 87 in Fullerton and Mission Viejo. Temperatures will fall by up to 13 degrees Wednesday, slip marginally on Thursday, then resume climbing until Monday, when they'll shift from the low 80s to the low 70s.