More weather is heading to the Southland, with the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley likely in touch with the brunt of the high-pressure system. An excessive heat warning is going to be in effect within the Antelope Valley from 10 a.m. Thursday through 9 p.m. Monday, with the National Weather Service predicting “dangerously hot conditions with temperatures up to 113 expected.” Forecasters said temperatures won’t drop dramatically overnight within the area, with lows expected within the mid-70s to mid-80s.
“High pressure will still build over the region into the weekend, resulting in warming temperatures every day mainly far away from the coast,” consistent with the NWS. “The warmest days will likely be Friday through Sunday when excessive heat is going to be likely for interior areas. “Low clouds and fog are going to be confined to the land and possibly lower coastal valleys during the overnight and morning hours.” Forecasters said the excessive heat warning could potentially be extended to the Santa Clarita Valley on Friday and beyond, counting on how the high-pressure system unfolds. an unbroken onshore flow will keep temperatures cooler along the coast.
While the weather is predicted to be hot, forecasters said temperatures will likely remain just shy of daily-record levels, which are within the 110- 115 range, and “certainly in need of all-time records which are within the 113-117 range.” The high-pressure system is predicted to weaken early next week, but it’ll still be warmer than usual. Triple-digit temperatures are expected throughout next week within the Antelope Valley. As with other heat events, the NWS advised residents within the Antelope Valley to remain hydrated, avoid the sun when possible, and check abreast of relatives and neighbors who could be vulnerable to heat illness.
“Take extra precautions if you’re employed or spend time outside,” forecasters advised. “When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of warmth exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.” The l. a. County Department of Public Health issued a heat alert in response to forecasted elevated temperatures. The alert is going to be in effect from Friday through Sunday within the western San Fernando Valley, and from Saturday through Sunday within the San Gabriel Valley and therefore the eastern San Fernando Valley. County officials said residents without air con reception can cash in of cooling centers, with information on locations available here or by calling 211.