After just over a week of cooler weather, high temperatures are expected to return in the coming days as the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning for much of the South Country.
Temperatures are expected to rise from Saturday as a high-pressure system makes its way across the region. Those temperatures will be between 5 and 10 degrees hotter than the annual average, reaching the low 90s in Los Angeles and up to 105 in many inland areas, such as the valleys, mountains and deserts.
“The coastal and inland valleys of Los Angeles County and nearby Ventura County will be particularly warm on those days with likely extreme heat,” according to the NWS.
The Excessive Heat Guard has been issued for:
- Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands,
- Santa Clarita Valley,
- Ventura County Beaches,
- Inner coast of Ventura County,
- Casitas Lake,
- Ojai Valley,
- Valleys of Central Ventura County,
- Southeastern Ventura County Valleys,
- Malibu Coast,
- Santa Monica Mountains,
- Orange Country
For Los Angeles County, the regions include the beaches, inland coast, and valley towns, including Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Burbank, and Pasadena.
The watches will run from Monday morning to Wednesday evening, with NWS warning of “dangerously hot conditions.”
Experts advised residents to stay well hydrated and not spend too long in the sun.