Heat, High Surf Expected in Southland This Weekend


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A warming trend starts today, ensuring a toasty Fourth of July weekend, and high surf will pound the Southland Coast from Saturday through Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Today's temperatures will be up to 8 degrees higher than Thursday in the San Fernando Valley, according to an extended NWS forecast.

The NWS also warned of elevated surf from Independence Day through Monday, with surf of 4 to 6 feet, large waves near shore, dangerous rip currents and minor coastal flooding.

The weather service forecast mostly clear skies in L.A. County today, along with highs of 74 degrees in Avalon; 72 at LAX; 77 on Mount Wilson; 78 in Long Beach; 81 in Downtown L.A.; 86 in Burbank; 92 in Saugus; 80 in San Gabriel; 87 in Pasadena; 86 in Woodland Hills; 94 in Lancaster; and 93 in Palmdale. Temperatures will remain warm through Wednesday. The warmest communities will be Woodland Hills -- forecast to reach 96 on Sunday -- and the Antelope Valley, with Palmdale and Lancaster at 99 Sunday.

Mostly sunny skies were expected in Orange County, along with highs of 68 on Santiago Peak; 79 degrees in Laguna Beach, 74 in San Clemente; 75 in Newport Beach and on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 85 at Fremont Canyon and Trabuco Canyon; 88 in Fullerton; 79 in Irvine; 83 in Mission Viejo; 88 in Yorba Linda; and 85 in Anaheim.

Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Anaheim, Irvine and Mission Viejo will experience highs in the low 90s on Sunday.

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