More Hot Weather Plagues Southland


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Very hot temperatures again will bedevil the Southland today.

Just as on Tuesday, a heat advisory will be in effect today from 11 in the morning until 7 tonight in Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Long Beach and in Orange County, both inland and along the coast.

“Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur,'' warned the National Weather Service, as it had on Tuesday. “Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.''

As was the case Tuesday, no red flag warnings were issued today despite an “elevated fire danger,'' with forecasters saying wind strengths do not quite warrant the issuance of such warnings.

The NWS said the sun would shine in L.A. County today, along with highs of 81 in Avalon and on Mount Wilson; 88 at LAX; 94 in Long Beach and Saugus; 96 in Downtown L.A.; 97 in Palmdale, Lancaster, Pasadena and Burbank; and 100 in Woodland Hills. Temperatures will be only a few degrees lower Thursday -- though 10 degrees lower in Downtown L.A., and 10 degrees lower in several communities on Friday.

Sunny skies were also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 76 on Santiago Peak; 83 in Laguna Beach; 84 in San Clemente; 85 in Newport Beach; 87 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 93 at Fremont Canyon; 95 at Trabuco Canyon; 97 in Yorba Linda, Irvine and Mission Viejo; 98 in Anaheim; and 99 in Fullerton. Highs will be around 10 degrees cooler Thursday, then mostly go into the 70s on Friday.

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