Southland's Third Summer Heat Wave gets Underway


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Southland's third heat wave of Summer 2019 will descend on the region today, sending San Fernando Valley temperatures back into 3-digit territory.

The heat wave results from high pressure aloft spreading into Southern California, combined with a weakening in the onshore flow, said National Weather Service meteorologist Curt Kaplan. Temperatures will begin declining Monday.

The NWS forecast sunny skies in L.A. County today and highs of 77 in Avalon; 80 at LAX; 87 in Long Beach; 88 in Downtown L.A.; 89 on Mount Wilson; 92 in San Gabriel; 95 in Pasadena and Burbank; 100 in Saugus; 101 in Woodland Hills; 102 in Palmdale and Lancaster.

Sunny skies were also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 78 in San Clemente, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach; 83 on Santiago Peak; 87 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 91 in Irvine; 92 in Fullerton and Mission Viejo; 93 in Anaheim, Yorba Linda and Trabuco Canyon; and 94 in Fremont Canyon. Orange County temperatures will remain roughly at the same level until they begin declining Tuesday.

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