Pro IQRA News Updates.
September brings sweltering heat across Southern California, and meteorologists are predicting record temperatures.
From Wednesday through Labor Day weekend, the National Weather Service expects temperatures to reach 115 degrees in some parts of Southern California. This will be the region’s longest and warmest heat wave of the year, said David Sweet, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Oxnard. Conditions are expected to continue into Monday, although “we don’t see an end to them at the moment,” Sweet said.
Here’s what you need to know.
The Excessive Heat Hour is in effect from 11 a.m. Wednesday to 8 p.m. Monday across much of Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Ventura County, and the southern Santa Barbara County coast.
For Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties, the warning takes effect at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and lasts until 8 p.m. on Monday.
“Generally from Wednesday all the way through Monday, any of those days in valleys and mountains and hills and deserts, especially in valleys and deserts, we can see as high as 112,” Sweet said.
The hottest conditions are expected on Thursday before cooling off a bit over the weekend, although conditions will remain warm and rise again on Sunday.
In Los Angeles County, temperatures can reach 105 in Woodland Hills on Thursday and rise to 110 on Sunday. Lancaster in Antelope Valley can reach 108 on Thursday and Sunday. In Santa Clarita, Newhall can hit 106 on Thursday and 108 on Sunday.
Downtown Los Angeles could see a high of 93 on Thursday, 94 on Saturday, and as high as 100 on Sunday.
In Ventura County, Ojai is likely to hit 105 on Thursday and 107 on Sunday, while Fillmore is expected to hit 102 on Thursday and 106 on Sunday.
High temperatures on Los Angeles County beaches are expected to fluctuate between the mid-1980s and 90s over the next several days.
Casey Oswant, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego, said temperatures in San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties will rise again on Sunday and Monday.
Temperatures between 100 and 106 degrees are expected in Riverside through Friday. By the end of the week, it could be up to 108.
In the Coachella Valley, elevations will remain between 110 and 115 degrees. In high deserts, in areas such as the Apple Valley and Lucerne Valley near Victorville, temperatures are likely to range between 105 and 110 degrees.
Conditions on the coast will be harsher on Sunday and Monday, with maximum temperatures ranging between 85 and 90 degrees.
Oswant said people won’t get much rest overnight, as temperatures are expected to drop only slightly.