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SLO County heat wave broke another record on Saturday

A stand up paddle boarder exits the water in Morro Bay on Saturday as high temperatures brought people to the beach for relief.
A stand up paddle boarder exits the water in Morro Bay on Saturday as high temperatures brought people to the beach for relief. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Sweltering heat across San Luis Obispo County for a second straight day drove plenty of people to the beach on Saturday.

Paso Robles reached a high of 88 degrees, breaking a previous record set in 2013 of 85 degrees. San Luis Obispo recorded a blistering 90 degrees, topping a previous high of 82 for the date set in 1994. It was the second day in a row of unrecedented heat in San Luis Obispo; Friday's 88 degrees also was a record breaker.

Along the coast, temperatures reached the high 70s by midmorning Saturday and then inched down a few degrees in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Unseasonably warm weather is expected to continue through Sunday, with highs in the 70s along the coast to upper 80s inland, and then a slight cooling on Monday as a weak trough of low pressure begins to move into the county. By Tuesday, temperatures are expected to be in the 60s on the coast and low to mid 70s inland, the NWS said.

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