Jan 22, 2013 8:38 PM by The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California is basking in summerlike heat, but rain could be in store later in the week.
Temperatures Tuesday have been in the 80s and upper 70s in many areas following a day of record heat.
The National Weather Service says a high of 81 Monday in downtown Los Angeles tied a record for the date set in 1912.
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank also had an 81, breaking the 1976 record of 79. UCLA also broke a 1976 record with a high of 82.
Oxnard's 81 degrees broke a 1936 record, and Vista in San Diego County had 80 degrees, well over the 77 set in 1976.
A cold front will drop temperatures through Friday, bringing a chance of rain Wednesday evening and again Friday and into next week.
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