It's been a scorching hot weekend for Southern California, and it's not going to get a whole lot better in the next couple days, according to the National Weather Service.
Most of SoCal experienced searing hot weather Saturday and Sunday. Camarillo is on track to break a high temp record today. Conditions look to be about the same tomorrow, as an excessive heat and red flag (fire) warning will remain in effect.
"The heat wave continues through Tuesday before there's some slight cooling Wednesday, when the temperatures drop a few degrees."
If the excessive heat and red flag warnings weren't enough, National Weather Service meteorologist David Sweet says you can expect increased humidity with that drop in temps, as the remnants of Hurricane Odile pass over the area.
"There might even be an isolated shower or thunderstorm over the mountains and deserts as a result of the moisture," Sweet said. "The temperatures drop, but the humidity rises, so it will still feel a little sticky and uncomfortable."
The best way to stay safe and comfortable? Sweet advises:
- Stay indoors
- Drink liquids (mostly water, no alcohol)
- Be sure your kids and pets are safe (and never lock them in the car)
The L.A. City Fire Department had similar advice:
The cities of L.A. and Long Beach have cooling centers open for those without air conditioning or anyone just looking to catch a break from the summer sun:
Long Beach has provided a list of their own cooling centers as well. Each will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.:
- El Dorado West Community Center – 2800 Studebaker Road
- Houghton Community Center – 6301 Myrtle Ave.
- McBride (Cal Rec) Community Center – 1550 Martin Luther King Ave.
- Cesar Chavez Community Center – 401 Golden Ave.
- *Long Beach Senior Center – 1150 East 4th St.