LOS ANGELES—Southern California temperatures hit near-record highs on Christmas, and in at least one case broke a previous record.

National Weather Service specialist Bonnie Bartling says the high of 83 degrees at Long Beach Airport on Wednesday broke the old record of 81 degrees in 1972.

A high of 82 degrees in downtown Los Angeles tied for the second warmest Christmas Day. Angelenos experienced that same high in 1985, 1925 and 1899.

The warmest Christmas on record downtown was 85 degrees in 1980.

Bartling says temperatures are expected to remain above the 30-year average for the entire week.

A red flag warning is in place for Los Angeles and Ventura counties through 6 p.m. Thursday and a wind advisory in effect for both counties through 4 p.m. Thursday.