• Southland to Experience Hottest Temperatures of the Summer


    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A warming trend will begin in the Southland today,
    sending valley temperatures soaring to 100 and above and ushering in a period
    forecast to be the hottest of the summer and to persist through the weekend.
    In the Greater Los Angeles Area, the hottest spot will be the Antelope
    Valley, where highs will reach 108 degrees by Thursday, according to the
    National Weather Service.
    “Although this will not be a prolific heat wave event, daytime high
    temperatures will continue to be the warmest we have seen this summer across
    the interior locations,’ said an NWS advisory.
    The advisory attributed the heat spell to a “combination of weak
    onshore gradients and a large area of high pressure building Southern
    California.’
    It said there is a possibility of monsoonal moisture accompanying the
    high heat.
    “The added humidity could cause some discomfort with hot temperatures
    already in place,’ it said.
    The NWS urged people planning outdoor activities to wear lightweight
    clothing and drink plenty of water.
    And, the advisory warned, “never, ever leave children, the elderly or
    pets in enclosed automobiles, even for a short period of time. Even if the
    windows are partially open, temperatures can quickly rise to life-threatening
    levels.’
    The NWS forecast highs today of 73 in Avalon and Newport Beach; 76 at
    LAX; 85 in Long Beach and downtown L.A.; 88 in Anaheim; 90 on Mount Wilson; 93
    in Burbank; 94 in San Gabriel; 100 in Newhall, Palmdale and Woodland Hills; and
    101 in Lancaster.
    Highs will be between two and four degrees higher by Thursday before
    beginning to climb down on Sunday.

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