End-of-Summer Heat Giving Way to Cooler Fall-Like Temperatures

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Mother Nature gave the Southland a farewell blast of summer heat this week, but forecasters said it'll start feeling more like fall tomorrow as temperatures slip back to normal.

A heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday in the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita valleys, along with the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, thanks to forecasted temperatures of up to 105 degrees.

Inland areas of Orange County, including Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Grove and Fullerton, will also be under a heat advisory until 8 p.m.

According to the NWS, conditions will change dramatically starting Thursday.

“Increasing onshore flow will bring cooling to most areas Thursday and Friday with high temperatures back to normal levels,'' according to the NWS. “The cooling trend is expected to continue into next week.''

Forecasters said many areas could see temperatures drop by 5 to 10 degrees on Thursday.

The hot weather on Tuesday toppled some local records. Long Beach reached a high of 98 degrees, breaking the record of 97 set on the same date in 1989. Sandberg tied the 2011 record of 90 degrees. In Orange County, Anaheim reached 104 degrees on Tuesday, breaking the record of 102 set in 2015.

As usual, forecasters warned residents to take precautions if they are outside in the heat, such as drinking plenty of liquids, avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun and checking on vulnerable relatives and neighbors.

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