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Southern California November heatwave

11/2/2010, 7:52 a.m.

LOS ANGELES, Calif.--Record and near-record high temperatures are expected around Southern California today and tomorrow, with valley and inland areas forecast to top out in the 90s this afternoon.

High pressure and winds out of the northeast will bring nearly cloudless skies, sunshine and wind advisories for the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys.

Gusts up to about 15 mph in San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys are possible until about 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. In the high desert, gusts up to about 35 mph are possible.

The winds should calm down this afternoon, and the evening should be clear, with lows in the 50s and 60s. Tomorrow, also breezy, should be a few degrees warmer, and high records for the date could be set.

At the beaches, waves up to 8 feet on west-facing beaches are possible from Santa Monica south this afternoon, according to the NWS.

A gradual cool-down is expected after Wednesday, but the valleys should see temperatures in the 90s again Thursday.