Sweltering Temperatures Return to Southland


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Sweltering temperatures will return to the Southland today, reaching the low 100s in areas of L.A. County and the 90s in Orange County, the National Weather Service said.

The weather service said today's temperatures, resulting from high pressure, would be 93-103 in the valleys, 80-100 in the mountains and foothills, and 85-93 along the coast.

Wednesdays highest temperatures will be 101 in Woodland Hills, compared to 93 Tuesday; 100 in Lancaster compared to 95 the day before; 98 in Saugus, up 7 degrees; and 97 in Pasadena, compared to 89 Tuesday. A cooldown will begin Thursday.

In the meantime, forecasters urged area residents to limit outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day, drink plenty of fluids while avoiding coffee and alcohol, dress in light, loose-fitting clothing, and never leave children, seniors or pets in hot parked cars.

The hottest communities in L.A. County today will be Woodland Hills and Lancaster at 101 and 100, respectively, while Anaheim, Yorba Linda and Trabuco Canyon climb to the low 90s in Orange County.

A mixture of sunny and partly cloudy skies was forecast in Los Angeles County today, along with highs of 78 degrees in Avalon; 81 at LAX and on Mount Wilson; 84 in Long Beach; 87 in Downtown L.A.; 94 in San Gabriel; 96 in Burbank; 97 in Pasadena; 99 in Saugus and Palmdale; 100 in Lancaster; and 101 in Woodland Hills.

Sunny skies were forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 74 in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and San Clemente; 78 on Santiago Peak; 84 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 86 at Fremont Canyon; 87 in Irvine; 88 in Fullerton; 89 in Mission Viejo; and 90 in Anaheim and at Trabuco Canyon.

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