Southland heats up into triple digits
LOS ANGELES ( CNS) — Temperatures are heating up in Southern California, with triple-digit highs expected through early next week in some areas.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory through 8 p.m. today for the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita valleys, and Los Angeles County mountains.
“The extended period of hot temperatures creates a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible, especially for the elderly and people outdoors that do not remain hydrated,” warned the NWS statement. “Temperatures inside vehicles, even if the windows are partially open, can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.”
The weather service advised area residents to “Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.”
Saturday’s highs reached 104 degrees in Palmdale, Lancaster and Santa Clarita; 105 at Edwards Air Force Base; 102 in Acton; 88 degrees in downtown Los Angeles; and 91 in Glendale.
Unofficial hourly peaks around the Antelope Valley included 105 at Saddleback Butte State Park, 102 in Mojave and Rosamond, 101 at Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve and 99 in Valyermo
More of the same is expected today and Monday before the mercury starts to dip a little as early as Tuesday. Today’s highs are expected to reach between 96 and 106 degrees in the Valley. Other forecast peaks include 87 in downtown Los Angeles and Anaheim, 96 in Pasadena, 97 in Van Nuys and 100 in Valencia.
The beaches will see temperatures in the upper 70s until mid-week.