SoCal heat wave: Temps up to 100 due this week

Temperatures in the high '90s will be expected throughout the week in Southern California.
Temperatures in the high '90s will be expected throughout the week in Southern California. National Weather Service

The National Weather Service predicts an extended period of hot weather across much of Southern California Tuesday through Friday and record temperatures as high as 100 in some locations. 

Inland coastal areas will experience temperatures in the 80s and high 90s; Los Angeles and Ventura Counties will experience the warmest temperatures, reaching nearly 100 degrees. The Antelope Valley will reach highs of 85 and 90.

In a few locations, temperatures could reach 100 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will be 20 degrees warmer than normal this time of year, according to the NWS.

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The combination of low humidity and gusty winds may cause concern for heightened fire danger warnings starting Tuesday through Thursday. The weather is expected to cool down over the weekend as moderate onshore flow develops, according to the NWS. 

Gusty Santa Ana winds are expected Tuesday through Wednesday and may affect the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through late Monday evening. 

The NWS suggests taking the following precautions:

  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids
  • Dress in lightweight clothing
  • Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly 
  • Do not leave children/the elderly/pets in an automobile unattended
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