- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California’s heat wave shows no sign of breaking.

Temperatures that began rising earlier this week continued to top 80 degrees in many areas on Friday.

A high of 89 was reported at the Long Beach airport, breaking the old record of 85 that was set in 1985.

Hot, gusty Santa Ana winds brought summerlike conditions but they’ve eased somewhat, with gusts mainly around 20 mph expected in mountain and canyon areas.

The National Weather Service says despite a slight cooling trend, temperatures will remain well above normal through Sunday and a large ridge of high pressure will persist over the West Coast through much of next week.

That means much-needed rain for the drought-stricken region just isn’t in the cards.

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