LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A heat wave now in its second week and forecast to
go into a third kept a grip on the Southland today but relaxed a bit, thanks in
part to a weak onshore flow.
The heat is the product of a hot air mass that remains parked over the
region, which is not unusual for this time of the year, according to National
Weather Service forecasters.
“The only escape from the current heat wave will remain at the beaches,
where highs will generally be in the 70s,” according to an NWS advisory.
“Persons planning to be outdoors through Sunday should practice heat safety
tips. Keep your body hydrated with plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity
during the hottest part of the day.”
Today’s temperatures are expected to be slightly lower than Tuesday’s in
some areas, including the San Gabriel Valley, where for the first time in
days highs were forecast to remain below 100. The credit belongs in part to a
weak onshore flow, which will be accompanied by low clouds and dense fog along
the beaches this morning, forecasters said.
As was the case Tuesday, the NWS has not issued an excessive heat watch
for anywhere in Los Angeles County.
The NWS forecast highs today of 74 at LAX; 75 in Avalon; 77 in Newport
Beach; 86 in downtown L.A. and on Mount Wilson; 90 in Anaheim; 91 in Long
Beach and San Gabriel; 95 in Burbank; 96 in Pasadena; 99 in Saugus; 101 in
Lancaster; 102 in Palmdale; and 103 in Woodland Hills.
Similar temperatures are expected through at least Tuesday, according to
an extended NWS forecast. Next week’s temperatures will remain above normal,
NWS meteorologist Curt Kaplan said.
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