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Paso Robles sets a record high temperature

Temperatures at the fair are expected to cool significantly this weekend after Friday’s record high.
Temperatures at the fair are expected to cool significantly this weekend after Friday’s record high.

As the California Mid-State Fair enters its final weekend, a week of hot weather peaked with a new record high for the day in Paso Robles, which topped out at 109 degrees on Friday.

The previous record was 108 degrees set in 1996, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.

But there’s good news for weekend fair-goers. The hot spell will break overnight, leading into a weekend with forecast highs 16 degrees color than Friday’s record.

» Related: 5 ways to beat the heat at the Mid-State Fair

Lindsey predicted the mercury will only reach around 93 degrees in Paso Robles on Saturday and Sunday.

Elsewhere in San Luis Obispo County, the weather pattern remains rather typical for July with San Luis Obispo reaching temperatures in the high 70s while the coast is shrouded in a persistent marine layer with highs around 60 degrees.

The county will also continue to see air-quality impacts from the Soberanes Fire burning north of Big Sur, which will continue to produce hazy skies here as smoke drifts south.

Temperatures are expected to cool off for the last few days of the California Mid-State Fair. But fairgoers still in search of shady spots will have no shortage of places to chill out. Here are a few of the best bets for cooling down.

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