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Mild weather for rest of the week after warm Wednesday in inland Southern California

It was a hot day for folks in inland areas on Wednesday, May 5, but meteorologists said the weather for the rest of the week should be cooler.

High temperatures reached the low-to-mid 90s in parts of the Inland Empire and Los Angeles valleys, and the mid-80s in inland Orange County on Wednesday afternoon, although it wasn’t hot enough to near any records, meteorologists said. The short-lived warming trend was expected to end Thursday, with temperatures dropping a few degrees all the way through the weekend.

“It’ll be a very slight cooling trend, temperatures will be about 5 degrees cooler,” said Samantha Connolly, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “And then by Friday or Saturday, it will be normal for this time of year.”

Inland areas and valleys were expected to be in the 80s for the rest of week.

But temperatures near the coast were expected to be cooler, in the 60s or 70s, with clouds by the beaches, said Mike Wofford, another meteorologist. Inland areas were expected to stay sunny.

Thursday’s expected high temperatures:

Lake Forest: 75

Long Beach: 68

Los Angeles: 77

Pasadena: 84

Riverside: 86

San Bernardino: 89

Santa Ana: 74

Torrance: 70

Van Nuys: 81

Whittier: 81

Redlands: 88

Source: Orange County Register

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