Temperatures will be above normal in some areas of the Southland today, reaching the 90s in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, San Gabriel and Antelope valleys, forecasters said.
Even the Studio City Patch temperature gauge hit 100 degrees (see the sun at the top of the page) showed triple digits, as did some of the bank signs along Ventura Boulevard.
The National Weather Service said temperatures would range between the mid 60s and low 70s along the coast and between the mid 60s and lower 70s inland.
But temperatures will be 10-15 degrees above normal in the valleys today and around 15 degrees over the norm in the deserts, said NWS meteorologist Rich Thompson. He noted, however, that such springtime spikes in Southern California represent "nothing out of the ordinary."
The NWS forecast highs today of 68 at LAX and in Newport Beach; 69 in Avalon; 78 in Long Beach; 80 in downtown L.A.; 81 on Mount Wilson; 87 in Anaheim; 88 in San Gabriel; 89 in Burbank; 90 in Pasadena; 91 in Palmdale and Lancaster; 93 in Woodland Hills; and 95 in Saugus.
In the Antelope Valley, temperature highs will remain in the low 90s through Sunday before a cooling trend gets underway, according to an extended NWS forecast. But it shows that in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys, the cooling trend will start Saturday and by Sunday, highs in these areas will be around 10 degrees below today's.