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California faces summerlike spring heat wave

California Heat
Posted at 10:34 AM, Apr 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-07 13:34:40-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters are warning of unseasonable heat up and down California as a strong ridge of high pressure continues to build across the West.

Record or near-record highs are likely Thursday in many areas, with gusty Santa Ana winds thrown into the mix in Southern California.

The National Weather Service says temperatures topped 80 degrees before 9 a.m. at some locations.



The heat is predicted to persist through Friday before dramatic cooling during the weekend brings a chance of precipitation early next week, including mountain snow showers.

The Sacramento weather office says the outlook for mid-April and beyond favors a continued warmer-than-normal temperature pattern.