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
It said there is a possibility of monsoonal moisture accompanying the
“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
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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