If a National Weather Service forecast proves true, Lake Elsinore will see a high temperature of 113 degrees Wednesday, which would break the previous hottest Aug. 8 on record.
On Aug. 8, 1928, it was 110 degrees in Lake Elsinore, according to the Western Regional Climate Center, a collection of weather data often used by the National Weather Service.
The heat affecting prompted the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat watch for all of the Inland Empire. The watch begins Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Friday.
The temperature in Lake Elsinore today was 110 degrees as of 3:30 p.m., accordng to NWS, and was expected to reach 113 Wednesday, 110 Thursday, 109 Friday and 110 on Saturday.
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