Heat wave continues, prompting heat advisory

Settle In For Another Heat Wave Because It's About To Get Real Hot Next Week
Portland Metro Sunday weather: Heat advisory, patchy smoke and high of 96

29 August, 2017

Prolonged exposure to high temperatures increases the risk of getting a heat-related illness. The peak of the heat wave is expected to occur Monday, when highs will reach 97 degrees in Downtown L-A and 109 degrees in Woodland Hills.

An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 10 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Triple digits will return across the board in the valley by Thursday with excessive heat warning criteria Friday, Saturday and possibly into Sunday. Highs in desert areas were expected to remain above 110 for much of the week.

On Tuesday, San Diego is forecasted to hit 91 degrees, which would break the previous August 29 record of 88.

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Places that are higher than 1,000 ft.in elevation can prepare for 95-108 degree weather.

The service says that "heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses", although the agency recorded only 94 such deaths in 2016 and only three in California. Beach areas will see a heat advisory from Monday morning through Wednesday evening. "The old record was 115 set in 2011".

ABC10 meteorologists say high temperatures will hover around 100-degrees through next weekend.

The weather service reminded residents to never leave kids or pets unattended in cars; drink more water than usual and avoid alcohol, sugar and caffeine; wear light colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat outdoors to keep your head and body cooler; and take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

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