More record heat is likely through much of the weekend according to Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode with daytime highs running 15-20 degrees above average. The weather service said the record high for the day in Fresno is 77 set in 1980. Woodland Hills set a record at 92 degrees, topping the 2005 mark of 89; while Sandberg reached 74 degrees to top the 1995 record of 71.
The hot and dry conditions stem from an upper-level ridge of high pressure hovering over the area, which is causing desert air from the northeast to flow toward the Southern California coast, Sirard said.
Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be the hottest days of the week. Tuesday's high will drop down to 64 degrees with 15-25 miles per hour winds that could gust up to 35 miles per hour, the weather service said.
Dickinson, Williston, Minot and Jamestown also reached record-setting temperatures on Thursday, according to NWS. That's higher than Palm Springs' predicted high of 92 degrees.
Utah also experienced record-setting heat this summer.
Records were also set by midday in Long Beach, where the temperature reached 91 and topped the 2015 record of 88.
Monday's forecast high is 70 degrees with breezy winds.